2015 Board Report
There are several physical changes made to enhance this learning area: whiteboard paint on tables, rolling shelves for maker resources, book shelves for maker books, casters on library tables, signage, and a marker projector screen. These changes go along with the shift of a library into a learning commons- a comfortable and flexible learning space. It is a space for group collaboration and individual study with the flexibility to meet user needs.
Some of the maker resources acquired this year are: craft items, snap circuits, littlebits, squishy circuits, makey-makey, ozobots, library made circuit boards, and paper circuits.
WMS Makerspace as part of the Library Commons.
students can use expo markers for collaboration and brainstorming.
so much easier to configure the library now.
Meets monthly to discuss books and readers advisory.
Book Fairs held twice a year to put books in students hands.
Students participate taking quizzes on books for reading comprehension and fun prizes.
Monthly displays to promote and encourage reading and the library collection
Fun contests to promote books and the library.
Monthly activities to highlight the WMS MakerSpace.
Book Spine Poetry
Students created poetry using book spines in Honor's English Class.
8th grade made book collages for book reports.
English Honors Classes
8th grade honor's English classes went to Juanita K. Hammons to see Sherlock Holmes production.
Students using the online Encyclopedia Britannica.
Working on body system project.
Display of research on Westward Expansion project.
7th grade social studies speaker
Mr. Anderson tells of his adventures in Peace Corp in Honduras.
8th grade science speaker
Jennifer Duzan talks about recycling and solid waste management.
8th grade science speaker
Johnny Eakins from CU on renewable energy.
Missouri Book Award nominees
students keep track of book nominees they have read.
students read various types of literature.
Food For FInes
annual food drive for the Willard Food Pantry.
Professional Development:1. Attended and planned SWRASL Fall and Spring meetings.
2. Treasurer for SWRASL.
3. Attended 2015 MASL conference.
4. Attended Scholastic Reading Summit June 2015.
5. Presenter at STAR Summit 2015.
6. Presenter at SWRASL Fall meeting October 2015.
Next year my goals are:
1. Continue to expand the MakerSpace resources and start after school club and family nights.
2. expand the nonfiction e-book collection.
3. Further collaboration with teachers.
4. Promote use of library as Library Commons and Makerspace.
5. Promote reading with current and new programming.