FSMS Library

January 2016

Joyful January

January brought Bluebonnet picture book "read-alouds" at the beginning of the month and Bluebonnet voting with hot chocolate at the end of the month, plus, the annual FSMS Spelling Bee, Dr. Seuss subtext background research and Makerspace exploration!

Many Students Participated in the FSMS Spelling Bee on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.....

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....Down to 1st and 2nd Place Winners with Mr. Tipton!

Champion Will S. on the left with the runner-up, David M. on the right - Job well-done guys!
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20th Century Research Timeline

8th grade ELA students create a giant class timeline of 36 significant events from the 20th century in preparation for discovering subtext in Dr. Seuss' children's books.

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FSMS Bluebonnet Book Voting Results:

1st Place - When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool J Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop

2nd Place - Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

3rd Place - tie between Grandfather Gandhi and Rutherford B, Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents

FSMS January 2016 Statistics:

Number of Classes Served through Book Circulation: 20 (for the year = 265)

Number of Classes Served for Curriculum Purposes: 24 direct instruction (for the year = 172); 21 different teachers represented through 146 student sign-ins to the library during the school day to work on assignments/projects &/or to turn in assignments (for the year = 139 teachers represented through 1.001 student sign-ins).

Number of Students from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. daily: 555 (for the year = 2,568)

Number of Students during CROWD (in-school tutorial time; includes Makerspace and Bluebonnet Book Club): 617 (for the year = 2,631)

Book Circulation: 2,126 (for the year = 14,205)

Follett Shelf ebooks and eContent: Read/Play Online: 14; Download: 3 (for the year = 350; 61)

Book Intra-library Loans (ILL's)

To FSMS students: 1 (for the year = 20); From FSMS to other MISD campuses = 12 (since Jan. 2016 = 12)

Technology Assistance:

  • technology reservations for teacher-requested devices and/or labs
  • updating and/or installing apps on school iPads
  • some resetting of passwords for students' Edmodo accounts
  • printer issues
  • continued problem-solving issues with Lab 503 & 504