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Glenwood Library

4th Quarter Report-2013

Circulation Statistics & Teacher Requests

  • Total Checkouts: 5,584 (-3,160 books or down 36% from last quarter- attributed to not being able to check out during test, spring book fair, and the last two weeks of school; however, we are up 31% from fourth quarter last year)
  • More information about circulation statistics over the past six years is available here: (Sheet1 is quarterly statistics and Sheet2 is yearly statistics)

  • Teacher Requests: 47 (same as last quarter)

Library Classes

  • Literary elements (characters, setting, beginning/middle/end)
  • Sequencing
  • Parts of a plant & seeds
  • Internet safety & cyber bullying
  • Elizabeth Raum's Cedric and the Dragon

1st Grade
  • Animal groups (bird, fish, amphibian, reptile, mammal)
  • Internet safety & cyber bullying
  • Elizabeth Raum's Cedric and the Dragon

2nd Grade
  • Reference sources
  • Thesaurus
  • Biographies
  • Internet safety & cyberbullying
  • Elizabeth Raum's Cedric and the Dragon

3rd Grade
  • Readers Theater performances

4th Grade
  • Media literacy (design cereal boxes)

5th Grade
  • Website evaluation

6th Grade
  • Primary/secondary sources (analyzed primary sources from the Challenger Disaster)
  • Internet safety & cyber bullying

Teacher Collaboration: 1st Grade

The 1st graders did a research project on animals. In library we spent time talking about the importance of note taking and how it helps us remember what we read. We practiced picking out the important information and writing short phrases under the proper headings in our notes. We also reviewed text features and how they can help us quickly find the information we are looking for in informational text. They used these skills to find information on their chosen animal in class.

Right to Read Week: Celebrating Our Heritage and History

  • Collaborated with Rossford Public Library to take all 3rd-6th graders on a tour of the local history area
  • Hosted guest nonfiction author Elizabeth Raum who shared important information about performing research, quality resources, and fiction/nonfiction
  • Encouraged students to participate in special activities all week including a spirit week, READO bingo card contest, bookmark design contest, and drop everything and read for 15 minutes every day
  • 6th grader Lexi Naugle won the bookmark design contest. Her bookmark is available for free at the Rossford Public Library and our school library
  • Thank you to the PTO for donating spirit wear t-shirts, posters and books from the book fair, and $75 (used to purchase bookmarks and candy) that we gave away to students who participated in the week's activities

Summer Reading Challenge

  • Challenging students to read 5,000 minutes this summer to reach a school goal of 500,000 minutes
  • Reading during the summer has been proven to help students retain what they learned during the school year and prevent the summer slump
  • Using Scholastic's Summer Reading Challenge website to log their minutes with the username and password given at the end of the year ( (Students can also log minutes on a piece of paper and turn it in)
  • Top winners in each grade and the school will receive bookstore gift cards
  • If the 500,000 goal is met, all students who helped reach that goal will get a movie and ice cream party at the beginning of the year