Fabulous February Library News

February 2016

Damaged Books

We have noticed an increase in damaged library books due to food and water stains. Some books remained in backpacks with leftover snack during winter break. Please remind students to keep library books in a safe location. Thank you for your help.

Snow Days/Early Release

If there is a snow/cold day or early release library skills and/or checkout will be cancelled. We are unable to reschedule classes from those days. If it consistently affects the same classes or there is an opening in the schedule, Ashley or Loretta will touch base with the classroom teacher.

Library Skills

This month in library skills we will be working on:


Kindergarten: Golden Archer Award nominees & voting, intro to research

1st grade: Golden Archer Award nominees & voting, basic research

2nd grade: Golden Archer Award nominees & voting, research

3rd grade: President research project, Technology Assessment

4th grade: Big6 Wisconsin research project

5th grade: Genius Hour

Electronic Notices for Staff

Starting in February, we will be sending out electronic library notices to staff. This notice will include all items currently checked out, including overdue items. These notices are similar to the notices sent home to students' families each week. Let us know if you have any questions.
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Student Lab - Windows 10

Our computer lab was recently updated to Windows 10. Students have been using the computers with minimal difficulty but please feel free to use our "Cheat Sheet" to familiarize yourself with the student profile.

3rd - 5th Grade Classes

In preparation for the upcoming Forward Exam, we would like to make sure all students have a working pair of headphones. If there are students in your class that do not have working headphones, please record on the attached list. We have some available in the building and will order more as needed.

Keyboarding

Don't Forget: We have a subscription to Typing Club for all 2nd - 5th grade students. All 3rd - 5th grade students were introduced to the program this fall and 2nd grade will be introduced later this month. There is a link available on the library website. If you need help with your login or logins for your students, please let Ashley know.

Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week is coming up February 28th - March 5th. More information will be coming soon and notes will be going home with students.
connect ~ reflect ~ reason ~ read ~ share ~ inspire ~ explore ~ create ~ imagine ~ question