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August 2018

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Workshops for students and teachers

In the first month of August, teachers and students have been learning more about the McCorkle K-8 Library. Before the school year officially began, many teachers attended the first ever Library Open House. They previewed Quarter 1 workshops to be offered, toured the less-frequently visited areas, and were shown all the different resources available (we're more than just books!).

In our Destiny database workshop, kindergartners practiced using shelf markers and saw how they can use the computer to search for different types of books. Fourth and fifth graders brought in their own laptops and practiced logging into their Destiny accounts, searching for books using the database, creating personal lists, and actually finding their favorites in the library. Teachers were shown the power of personal accounts, how to access collections locally and across the district, and were provided ideas on how to share lists with students and colleagues.

Read more in our Tech Support section about the KEVA Planks workshops! Educational fun for learners of all ages!


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Can you guess what staff members like to read?

On September 4th, we will kick off our first Community of Readers contest! To play, come to the library and pick up a contest sheet. How closely can you match the pictures of the staff members on the wall to the pictures of the books they've selected as a favorites? You will have one week to submit your guesses. The winner will be announced at the end of the week. He/she will receive a gift bag of prizes and have a picture posted on our Community of Readers bulletin board.

Our Community of Readers program is designed to engage everyone at McCorkle in activities promoting literacy. Keep eyes and ears open for the second activity in mid-September.


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KEVA Planks workshop highlights budding engineers and architects

STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) can be part of an interactive school library program; it is embedded in McCorkle Library's makerspace and exploration areas; however, not everyone knows what we have or how to use it. The first STEM workshop challenged students to build structures using KEVA planks. Students in kinder, first, second, fourth, fifth, and seventh worked with elements of design and scientific principles through activities stimulating problem solving and activating growth mindset.

Teachers, if you missed a workshop, but would like to be invited to the second round, please contact the librarian.


Thank you for supporting Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8 Library