K-6 Library Monthly Report

November/December 2016

STATISTICS (November)

School Days This Month: 19

Total Lessons Taught: 104

Classes that checked out each week: 43

Students served (individual students coming to library not with a class): 429

Items checked out: 7,169

Statistics (December)

School Days This Month: 12

Days the library was closed: 4 (3 days for benchmarks, 1 day for faculty Christmas party)

Total Lessons Taught: 50

Classes that checked out each week: 43

Students served (individual students coming to library not with a class): 282

Items checked out: 3,162

LESSONS

PreK underwent library orientation and can now check out 1 book per student. Kinder enjoyed seasonal read alouds such as fun fall and winter books. First and second grade had the chance to explore more 2x2 books while focusing on the skills they were working on in their classroom. Third grade learned about text features and our ebooks collection.

COLLABORATION

- I did a STEM lesson with Mrs. Grafton's fourth grade class upon their completion of James and The Giant Peach. Students were asked to create a floating boat out of common materials.


- I taught a lesson to all 5th grade classes about context clues using Jon Scieszka's Baloney.


-The library displayed the reading projects for Mrs. Schmidt's third grade class and Mrs. Smith's LEAP/GT students.


-I did a math/STEM holiday lesson with Mrs. Keiler's second grade class in which students were challenged to build the tallest Christmas tree out of gumdrops and toothpicks. Students collected data by measuring each tree and comparing the heights.

ADDITIONAL TASKS PERFORMED

-I have been appointed as the Co-Chair for the Texas Library Association's Youth Breakfast taking place at TLA's Annual Conference in San Antonio in April.


-Our nonfiction section is almost completely weeded. Next, we will be evaluating and weeding our "Junior Nonfiction" section.


-Bluebonnet voting will take place in the library at the end of January.