ASE State of the Library Report

Aug - Dec 2019 (A Look Back on Our Fall Semester)

Houston Rockets Tip Off Reading Event

The Houston Rockets organization presented a Tip Off Reading Event on October 29. Presented by Whataburger, the Houston Rockets mascot, Clutch the Bear, will perform his "Education Rocks" show along with the assistance of Whataguy. They also presented our school with the grand prize (see description below) for winning the Houston Rockets Read Nation Contest this past season. ASE students logged more minutes reading than any other school in the Greater Houston area.


"The Rockets and Whatagurger are creating a nation of boys and girls who love to read, and are soing it one book and one child at a time. Rockets Read Nation events are fun, interactive and entertaining reading activities at schools and charities, where each child receives age appropriate books of their own to help fuel their love of reading and create their own library." (Houston Rockets Community Relations)


Grand Prize Details


  • Houston Rockets Autographed basketball
  • Leather Theater-style Lounge Chair with Houston Rockets Logo
  • Houston Rockets Circlular Rugs
  • Houston Rockets 5x7 Rug
  • Over 1000 books for classroom libraries
  • Whataburger T-shirts (one for each classroom teacher)

Staff Presentation - October 30, 2019

Morning Library

Morning Library began after Labor Day. Each grade level received six hall passes to allow students to visit the library before school. The purpose of Morning Library is to allow students more access to our resources and to motivate students to read.


In the month of September, 310 students visited the library before school! And in the month of October, 448 students stopped by to check out their favorite books.

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Budget

Library Funds


287 Funds (from Library Media Services)

  • Total funds = $4444
  • Purchased two sets of books from the MatchBook Club/Bluebonnet State Reading List (grades 3rd - 5th)
  • Purchased 2018 American Library Association Award-Winning Books for elementary (grades K - 5th).
  • Purchased Texas 2 x 2 State Reading list titles for 2018 (grades K - 2nd).
  • Added more eBooks to Capstone Library so students can access titles 24/7, 365 days a year at school and at home (grades - 5th).



Book Fair Revenue (snapshot from last school year)


Spring 2019

Total Sales: $14793.04

Profit & Rewards Earned: $6915.47

  • $3000 (Profit Taken in Cash)
  • $1340.09 (Profit Taken in Scholastic Dollars)

Statistics:

  • Average Purchase = $15.80
  • Total Purchases = 929
  • 77% of 1300 students made book fair purchases


Fall 2018

Total Sales: $22701.31

Profit & Rewards Earned: $6375.66

  • $5000 (Profit Taken in Cash)
  • $1344.67 (Profit Taken in Scholastic Dollars)

Statistics:

  • Average Purchase = $16.65
  • Total Purchases = 1363
  • 114% of 1300 students made book fair purchases



How did book fair profits support the library?


Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Birthday)


  • Purchased a Dr. Seuss eraser bracelet for every student at ASE to wear during the Literacy Parade
  • Purchased a set of Dr. Seuss pencils for teachers



Reading Pays Off (Teacher Incentive)


  • Purchased reading themed incentives to motivate teachers to support various reading challenges throughout the school year
  • Purchased a book for the classroom library for the Top 3 teachers with 15+ students participating in more than one reading challenge
  • Purchased lunch items (Olive Garden) for Top 3 teachers with the most student participants overall



MatchBook Club

  • Purchased a book for each student to promote summer reading. Handed out books at the End-of-Year Celebration in May.
  • Purchased other incentives (pencils, erasers, bookmarks) to hand out as well.
  • Provided refreshments at end-of-year party.
  • Purchased T-shirts for club students and sponsors



Dalmatian Nation Reading Challenge

  • Purchased a book for each student to promote summer reading. Handed out books at the End-of-Year Celebration in May.
  • Purchased other incentives (pencils, erasers, bookmarks) to hand out as well.



KASE Broadcast Club End-of-Year Celebration (May)

  • Purchased a book for each student to promote summer reading.
  • Provided refreshments at end-of-year party.



Library Furniture

  • Purchased a large rug (approx. 8 x 10 ft) for meeting area in front of the whiteboard next to the computer lab
  • Purchased a round (approx 8 x 8 ft) for library foyer in front of book display. This will also serve as a seating/reading area for students, teachers and guests.



Makerspace Station

  • Purchased kits and various manipulatives (Legos, PowerClix, MakeyMakey, etc.) to support the usage of this station and support innovation.
  • Purchased a listening station so students can enjoy read-alouds availabe in the library.

Reference & ILL Requests

We had approximately 30 teachers requests books and other materials from the library. ASE teachers are able to request books through email or in-person. Most books are delivered to teachers within 24 hours (but usually same day).

MatchBook Club

Our 2019 - 2020 MatchBook Club kicked off on Monday, October 21. There are currently 24 students in the club. Our main goal is to promote a love of books as well as prepare for the upcoming FBISD MatchBook Literacy Competation to be held in May.


Meeting Days: Monday mornings, 7:30 8:00 am (per scheduled dates)


Meeting Location: Library


History

Below are highlights from our previous year. ASE has advanced to the final round every year since 2016. We have won 2nd Place three years in a row!

2019 - 2020 Goals

  • Collaborate with STEM Outclass Teacher to incorporate coding activities into library stations once per semester.
  • Effectively use and promote the use of technology applications and tools across all content areas.
  • Join a Professional Learning Network for librarians via Twitter in order to participate in professional learning communities that promote educational technology and digital literacy.

Sep/ Oct Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

An emphasis on integrating technology integration and blended learning.



Learning Intentions (K - 2nd)

  • I can respect the rules and procedures of the library.

  • I can take care of the books in the library.

  • I can learn to choose a book that interests me.

  • I can find a book that's not too easy or too hard.

  • I can recognize the difference between fiction and nonfiction books.

  • I can choose books that interest me.


Suuccess Criteria (K - 2nd)

  • I can show SPOT ON behavior in the library.

  • I can talk at the appropriate Voice Level in the library.

  • I can keep my library books clean.

  • I can return a book to the right place on the shelf using a shelf marker.

  • I can return library books on time.

  • I can use the 5 Finger Rule to choose a book that’s just right for me.

  • I can talk at the appropriate Voice Level in the library.

  • I can keep my library books clean.

  • I can return a book to the right place on the shelf using a shelf marker.

  • I can return library books on time.

  • I can locate the fiction collection and the nonfiction collection in the library.

  • I can understand that nonfiction books are sorted by subject.

  • I can locate books in the nonfiction collection by subject.


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Learning Intentions (3rd - 5th)

  • I can explore my interests in reading and school clubs.

  • I can work with like-minded peers to pursue a common goal.

  • I can interact positively with others.

  • I can use Destiny Discover to locate library materials.

  • I can understand the purpose of a Basic Search.

  • I can recognize Nearpod as a tool for learning.


Success Criteria (3rd - 5th)

  • I can familiarize myself with the MatchBook Club.

  • I can recognize the purpose and goals of the MatchBook Club.

  • I can decide if the MatchBook Club is a good extra-curricular activity for me.

  • I can locate the link to Destiny Discover in the ASE Library webpage.

  • I can tell if a book is “In” or “Out” of the library.

  • I can search for books by title.

  • I can learn how to log into a Nearpod session.

  • I can recognize how to navigate through a lesson.

  • I can use the Nearpod activity tools to express my thoughts and contribute to a lesson.

Scholastic Book Fair

An emphasis on integrating technology integration and blended learning.

Other

Campus Involvement

Campus Website Administrator

MatchBook Club Sponsor

KASE Broadcast Club Sponsor



PTA Gifting Request


  • Nearpod
  • Factile




Lending a Hand...


  • Assist teachers by request to troubleshoot various technology dilemma.
  • Reconnect laptops with interactive whiteboard
  • Demonstrate the features of the interactive whiteboard, hover cam and Apple TV remote
  • Shared headphones with teachers upon request