Coker Library News
Coker Library Mission Statement:
The library will provide a warm, welcoming environment in which to promote lifelong learners and readers.
BOGO BOOK FAIR
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Family Night)
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
4th Grade Battle of the Books
In November fourth graders were given a list of different chapter books. They are encouraged to read as many as possible and take notes in their battle journals. In April, each classroom gave a qualifying test. The top three students and one alternate from each class will demonstrate their knowledge in a quiz-show format in The Fourth Grade Coker Battle which will be held May 18. The winning team represents Coker in the District Battle of the Books on May 23. More information can be found Coker Libguide.
NEISD SUMMER READING GUIDE
COMMUNITY SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
Research and Technology:
Every week there seems to be a class working on a research topic and/or working on a technology project. April was no exception. Below are some of the classes and the research topics that were explored in the Coker Library.
Ms. Barba's 1st graders had a introductory research lesson on finding information, copyright and citing sources. Second grade teachers, Ms. Niles, Ms. K. Lane, Ms. Eckermann and Ms. Witt classes worked with the iPads on a technology project using a trading card or timeline apps. In fourth grade Ms. McDaniel's class started working on their "Hour of Genius" project. This is a free topic research unit where students choose what to explore. Alternate Energy was the topic for Ms. Gonzales and Rodriguez's fifth grade classes.
Numbers, numbers, numbers...
Books, books and more books!
During April 574 students came to the library as an individual (walk-ins). These students checked out books, used the computers or were working on research. This number does not reflect the class visits to the library for checkouts, lessons and research.
A total of 2895 books were checked out of the library during April. The library is always looking for help checking in books and shelving. Even if you only have 15 minutes after dropping off your children in the morning, we are always looking for volunteers.