Southampton Library News
From Chrissy's desk
Thank you for being so welcoming to me (especially after I instigated the electronic computer lab calendar -- eek!!). From what I hear, the sign-ups for labs are going smoothly. If that's not the case, please let me know. I'm happy to assist.
As you are reading this, the library schedule is in full swing with orientation classes. Since I'm new to the building, I'm starting from scratch with our students. During the first round of lessons, we're discussing basic library procedures and expectations. By the end of September, I expect to have taught every student in the building for at least one class period. If you happen to walk through the library during one of the orientation lessons, feel free to stay for a few moments to listen!
Howard and Pam have been diligently laminating during the back to school rush. Now that we've settled in, we're back to the usual Monday/Thursday laminating rotation. Please have your items in the library by 10am if you'd like them laminated that day.
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Box Tops for Education
Yes, we still collect them! Bring them to the library. The bin is on the circulation desk!
Ben Carson Reading Room
We also want this room to be useful. If a student falls in love with a book, we'd like him/her to be able to borrow it! To that end, if the library doesn't have the book but the Reading Room does, we want them to sign it out. In the next few weeks, you'll see a sign out sheet in the room for just that purpose.
Finally, we want this room to reflect the creative efforts of our kids! Poetry, artwork, and other student-generated media are encouraged! If you've got a cool project that might make a thought-provoking display, let us know. Let's showcase what our students can do!
Did you know...
The HCPS Library Curriculum encompasses five units across all grade levels: Orientation, OPAC (the library catalog), Academic Integrity, Research, and Literature Appreciation. The 8th grade curriculum also dips into Digital Citizenship. Many of the lessons are implemented through LA classes, but that won't work for all of them. I need as many content areas as possible! December would be a great time to book a collaborative research project. Send me an e-mail and let's figure something out!