Crossfield Library Newsletter

Home of the Stars

Welcome Back!

I hope you are ready for a great year here at Crossfield.

Things have been going great in the library this first week back. Library cards are being reorganized. Displays are up. Virginia Reader's Choice books are getting added into the system.

I'm excited to start looking at Project Based Learning this year even more with our staff. Together, we will make some memorable learning for our students.

Did you Know?

Self Checkout

If you need a quick refresher on how to do self checkout in the library, checkout the video below.
Crossfield Self-Checkout

Volunteers in the Library

Volunteers are essential to the flow of the library.

Now that we have a library schedule, I will be sending out flyers for volunteers as well as a Keep In Touch. Keep an eye out for them.

Read alouds

Looking for a good read aloud?

Check out some links below to find some great read alouds for your classroom.

Reading aloud to children helps them develop and improve literacy skills -- reading, writing, speaking, and listening. And since children listen on a higher level than they read, listening to other readers stimulates growth and understanding of vocabulary and language patterns.

Books for Ages 6-7

Books for Ages 8-10

Books for Ages 11-13

FREE Professional Development

Did you know that Intel is offering free professional development to teachers?

VDOE provides six-week facilitated online courses through a grant with Intel. These professional development courses are available to educators in Virginia at no cost. The courses are conducted all online (no face-to-face meetings needed) and take approximately 30 hours, or 5 hours per week, to complete. The courses are facilitated by Virginia educators. Participants will receive a certificate at the end that can be used towards 30 recertification points.

Tech Bytes

Looking for free music for a project? Check out this great site from YouTube that keeps a whole library of music.

Sick of ads through YouTube and all of the videos that can show up on the side? Copy and paste your URL into ViewPure to only get your video!

Looking for another way to tell stories? The Screen Actor's Guild has an online library of stories read by famous actors.

Coming Next Month - October Issue of Crossfield Library Newsletter

* New titles in the library

* Book trailers

* Tech Bytes

* FCPS Databases