Coker Library News
Coker Library Mission Statement:
The library will provide a warm, welcoming environment in which to promote lifelong learners and readers.
Ongoing Reading Programs:
4th Grade Battle of the Books
In November fourth graders were given a list of different chapter books. They are encouraged to read as many as possible and take notes in their battle journals. In April, each classroom will be given a qualifying test. The top three students and one alternate from each class will demonstrate their knowledge in a quiz-show format in The Fourth Grade Coker Battle which will be held May 18. The winning team represents Coker in the District Battle of the Books on May 23. More information can be found Coker Libguide.
Research and Technology:
Over the past couple of months several classes have come to the library to research topics and/or work on technology projects with the chromebooks and iPads. Below are some of the classes and the research topics.
Ms. Mori's, Ms. Garcia's and Ms. Timbalari's classes: Researched different animals.
Ms. Niles', Ms. K. Lane's, Ms. Eckermann's and Ms. Witt's classes: Worked with the iPads on a follow-up project to their biography research.
Numbers, numbers, numbers...
Tejas Star Reading Program
Texas Bluebonnet Award
The Texas Bluebonnet Awards had it's kick-off in September. This program is designed to encourages reading for pleasure for students in third through fifth grade. Over 100 Coker students qualify to be Bluebonnet voters. At the end of January these students voted for their favorite book. Coker's votes were add to the other students in the state to determine the winner of The Texas Bluebonnet Award. The winner of the 2015-2016 Bluebonnet Award is When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill.
Books, books and more books!
During March 403 students came to the library as an individual (walk-ins). These students checked out books, used the computers or were working on research. This number does not reflect the class visits to the library for checkouts, lessons and research.
A total of 2607 books were checked out of the library during March. The library is always looking for help checking in books and shelving. Even if you only have 15 minutes after dropping off your children in the morning, we are always looking for volunteers.