Building Great Relationships
Once a Mallard ~ Always a Mallard
We currently have four teachers at Maybeury who also attended the school as children. It's heart-warming to know that they have such fond memories of the school that they chose this community for their professional life. As for the library, that has changed drastically since all of these teachers were Maybeury students. The current librarian started her career at Maybeury in 2001 in a newly constructed library. According to Anne Overman, the school's resource teacher (and former Mallard), she described the library as "a brighter, happier looking place now. It also allowed for more room to increase the breadth and depth of what you can have available to support students. The library is way more than just a collection of books now. In the "old days" the library was more of a stand-alone part of the school. Now a days, you are an integral part of what goes on in the classroom."
Collaboration is KEY!
Collaboration between the librarian and the classroom teacher helps to create a successful learning experience for students. The students know they are supported, and that we are all working together to foster their learning.
Freeman Readers at Maybeury!
A group of Freeman HS students came to Maybeury on March 4th (World Literacy Day). They talked to our Kindergarten and 1st grade students about the importance of reading, and read two Dr. Seuss books - in honor of Read Across America Day. This event was initiated by a former Maybeury student who is now involved in a high school organization (LitWorld) that promotes literacy worldwide.
Musicians love the library too!
Two of Tuckahoe Middle School students came back to Maybeury to perform with the school's music program. They were recruiting for future musicians among Maybeury's rising 6th graders, but they just had to make a special stop at the library to visit us! :>)