Morningside Elementary School Library News & Notes
Book Character Day
Nonfiction Book Browse
A book browse allows students to preview select titles from a specific category, genre, or topic/subject. We can arrange one for your grade level for specific units of study.
Are you studying personal narratives or narrative nonfiction? Let us pull titles for your students to browse. Social studies teachers, do you want your students to read books about a certain time period or about a specific event? Let us pull fiction and nonfiction books about immigration, World War II, Native Americans, economics, and more to support classroom instruction.
Students can check out books they are interested in reading that same day, while also making a list of other books of interest to refer to for their next great read.
Reviewing Dewey Categories of Nonfiction
Students were exposed to select books from all categories including biographies.
Students record lists of books they are interested in reading.
Students explored nonfiction titles.
Balloons Over Broadway
Our book display for the month of December is a parade of good books. We filled helium balloons over a New York City skyline. Each balloon represented a different Dewey category - Crayons for art and drawing in the 700s, Pandas for animals in the 500s, The Very Hungry Catepillar for Literature in the 800s, astronauts and rocketships for technology and transportation in the 600s, a pig from the Three Little Pigs for the 300s, a mermaid for mythology in the 200s, and a tank for war and history in the 900s.
Students have access to a variety of tools to safely search the web and several book recommendation lists as well as a YouTube playlist of over 50 book trailers.
Teachers, I can curate resources for a unit of study and put them on your grade level's designate page (see the first grade example below). There are also links to a variety of resources for ALL teachers including art, music, P.E. and Spanish. Contact Mr. Rawls with ideas of what you'd like him to curate for your grade level's page.
Parents, there's even a page for you with links to articles, helpful sites, and ways to connect with the public library.
Keeping Track of Students: Timers and Passes
Digital timers are also available to students. We can set a timer for students if they need to be back in class at a certain time. Just have students let Mr. Rawls or Ms. Brittin know and we will set them up with a timer.
Birthday Book Club - November
Emoji Story Title of the Week
Can you guess which novel is represented by the emojis? Look for characters, setting, and other clues that can help you guess the book title.
Dewey of the Week
Dewey of the week is a weekly contest in the library to help students familiarize themselves with finding books in the nonfiction section of the library using the Dewey Decimal System. Can you remember how to find books using the Dewey call numbers?
School Library Media Specialist
Learn more about the library by visiting our website or following Mr. Rawls on Twitter. Email Mr. Rawls with any questions, comments, or concerns.