Savvy Students

Norwood and Holden Library Students Have Class


During the month of September students have been exploring the library to discover the arrangement of print as well as electronic resources available to them.
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Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth

Intermediate Classes

Third grade is an exciting year in library because the students learn the steps needed to choose a book on the computer catalog and then find the same book on the library shelf by it's call number. A few expert library students (chosen from Pre-Test scores) have already started using the computers and will be able to help other students with the process in October.

Fourth graders are learning to pursue reading for their own pleasure. They have been exploring places online that extend our library's holdings, using our Book Blog and AskRI sources like Novelist to answer the question, "What should I read?"

Fifth grade have been helping to grow an Answer Garden on the library website, adding book titles and subjects that we need in the library. They have also been adding titles to our Padlet Wall, sharing their summer reading with classmates.

Sixth grade students have reviewed the library arrangement of print sources and our online resources from the library website. Sixth graders were the first class to login and checkout ebooks from the FollettShelf. These books are made available through funding from RILINK and the School Librarians of Rhode Island.

Tara Castro, Library Media Specialist

In Between Classes:

Professionally I have been busy too. Along with the typical teaching duties of lesson plans and assessing student work, I maintain the library collection. I placed a book order for the Rhode Island Children Book Award Nominees of 2016. These will be shared with grades 4-6 and the students will vote on their favorites in February. I have also been reading book reviews and checking the best books lists of 2015 for future purchases I am considering. After school, I recently attended a workshop at Cranston Public Library on Accessibility to learn about technology available to assist our fragile learners. I am now preparing my notes to share with my colleagues.

Common Craft - Libraries in the Internet Age