2nd Quarter Library Report
Please click here to check out the complete 2nd Quarter At-A-Glance Library Schedule!
PreK Library Visits
Kindergarten Studies Lois Ehlert & Jan Brett
First grade Learns About WINTER
Second Grade Wraps Up Biographies & Learns About Citizenship
Third Grade Compares & Contrasts Global Little Red Stories
Fourth Grade Practices Valuable Research Skills
Fifth Grade Learns About Digital Citizenship
Sixth Grade Researches Modern Marvels
Eighth Grade Music Research
Curriculum Support in the ASPIRE Room
Professional Development & Collaborations
First, I was so excited to be able to attend an online webinar called, "Why Wordless" sponsored by the Eric Carle Museum on December 6, 2021. Celebrated author & illustrator (and 5 time Caldecott winner!) David Wiesner lead an all-star group of wordless picture book authors as they discussed the importance of this literary format and its many applications and uses within the curriculum. Barbara Lehman, Chris Raschka, and Matthew Cordell all discussed their own award-winning books and curriculum connections. It was very inspiring, and quite exciting as we had attendees from literally all across the globe!
I also attended the January Questar Library Communication Coordinators meeting on January 12, where we discussed updates to Teaching Books as well as learned from each other through three peer presentations. Information about our shared eBook collection in OverDrive was also shared. These are always invaluable opportunities to network and share ideas with regional library colleagues.
On January 19th I hosted Liz Jamison, Librarian for the Lansingburg School District, as part of her effort to visit regional school libraries to see a variety of programs in action. Liz, a former GD employee, was impressed with the great work we're all doing each and every day!
John Lantz and I partnered up on a nonfiction research project for 6th grade ELA in November & December. I set up a shared NoodleTools inbox for the project and John and I team taught the skills and fully collaborated on the assessment of student work. It was a great example of collaboration at its best!
And I was excited to finally kick off the 6th grade ELA Book Clubs right after the holiday break. John Lantz and I worked together in December to select participants and to define the objectives for this enrichment opportunity. We share a Google Classroom page where assignments and assessments are organized and housed. I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing experience!
To see an overview of more collaborations, check out my Collaboration Log here.