FPES Learning Commons

Second Nine Weeks Quarter Report

Usage Trends

Circulation Statistics-Check outs per month




Scheduled Classes K-1st Grade 8:00am-8:45am and 10:00am-10:45am (Fixed Daily Schedule)

Scheduled weekly visits include a read aloud and an accompanying lesson related to the story or Makerspace centers followed by book checkout.

Class Visits 2nd-5th Grades (Flexible Schedule)

This year grades 3-5 come to the library as a whole class with their teacher on a 3-week rotation. Students also come to the library independently in small groups between monthly class visits. Teachers are able to sign up for research lessons, digital citizenship lessons and scavenger hunts that support science and social studies curriculum standards.

2nd Grade-Weekly read alouds and book checkout.

3rd Grade-Continued to focus on choosing Just Right Books during class checkouts and independent book checkouts.

American Revolution-The fourth graders enjoyed researching the American Revolution during the American Revolution scavenger hunt.

Industrial Revolution and World War I-Fifth graders participated in the Industrial Revolution and the World War I scavenger hunts. The competition among teams was fierce!

Top Five Titles for the 2nd Nine Weeks

1. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

2. The Friskative Dog by Susan Straight

3. Sabertooth by Patrick O'Brien

4. All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

5. Amulet: Book 6 by Kazu Kibuishi

Check out our new FlipGrid Book Review Station!

Students will now be able to record book reviews that will be shared on the morning news show.
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I will advocate cultural diversity in the FPES Learning Commons. Diverse books assist in dismissing prejudge and fostering compassion. In order for students to become more aware and understand the traits and values of different groups of people, they need exposure to the various cultures and access to materials that promote diversity. This exposure allows students to connect to the world around them. It is equally important that all students feel they can relate or belong in the school environment. Diverse books not only provide a window for students to view other cultures through, but they also provide a mirror reflecting the student's own life.

Professional Goal: Attend conference workshops, webinars and read articles that present the importance of advocating cultural diversity in the school library.

Program Goal: Advocate cultural diversity in the Learning Commons through read alouds, book displays and resource lists created for teachers with suggested read alouds that promote ethnic diversity.

Collection Development Goal: Increase the contemporary culturally diverse fiction collection with a purchase of $1500.00 towards cultural diverse books.


Fall Follett Book Fair November 18-22

The Fall Follett Book Fair was a success! Teachers and students loved the selection quality of books. Our total gross sales were $5515.42 with a profit of $432.57 in books pulled from the fair for the library and $858.93 cash profit.

Guest Speakers

The fifth grade classes reserved the Learning Commons for a guest speaker to share with students the importance of recycling.

2nd and 3rd Grade Fall Reading Challenge-Second and third grade students participated in a Fall Reading Challenge. Students were to choose 15 (2nd grade) and 20 (3rd grade) challenges from the challenge grid. Once a challenge was completed, a parent/guardian signed the box. When students completed the minimum required challenges, they returned the challenge grid for a chance to win the grand prize-4 tickets to the Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo. We had one grand prize winner for each grade. Each student who participated received a free book and bookmark. We had 14 third grade students participate and 28 second graders participate. While participation was lower than anticipated, we hope to increase reading at home with future reading challenges.

Reindeer Readathon

On December 17th, all classes participated in the annual Reindeer Readathon. Students were encouraged to read until they met their goal. All classes who participated were entered in a drawing for reindeer chow and games in the library. The winning class, Mrs. Simon's 5th grade morning class, was announced on the morning news show and celebrated on December 19th.

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Upcoming Events for the Third Nine Weeks

January-February--4th and 5th Grade Reading Challenge

Febuary-African American History Month Display

March-Irish--American Heritage Month

March 23rd-27th--Spring Scholastic Book Fair

March-April--Kindergarten and 1st Grade Read at Home Challenge