K-6 Monthly Library Report

February/March/April 2017

This report is long overdue! Between book fair, weeding, processing new books, testing, and TLA, it has been a very busy few months!

February Statistics

School Days This Month: 20

Days the library was closed: 1 (book fair set-up)

Total Lessons Taught: 98

Classes that checked out each week: 43

Students served (individual students coming to library not with a class): 479

Items checked out: 7,076

March Statistics

School Days This Month: 20

Days the library was closed: 2 (STAAR testing)

Total Lessons Taught: 67

Classes that checked out each week: 43

Students served (individual students coming to library not with a class): 370

Items checked out: 5,701

April Statistics

School Days This Month: 17

Days the library was closed: 2 half days (benchmark testing)

Total Lessons Taught: 66

Classes that checked out each week: 43

Students served (individual students coming to library not with a class): 417

Items checked out: 5,903

Lessons

Pre-K have been enjoying non-fiction read alouds about space, weather, etc.. while being able to practice book care by checking out their own library book. Kinder, first, and second grades have read all 20 2x2 books and are voting for their favorite this week. Fourth grade practiced making inferences by solving a mystery in the library. Sixth grade practiced plot with various stations. A few weeks later, sixth grade used new app called "Recap" to summarize their learning about the Titanic survivors.

Collaboration

-I'm already starting to think about next year and would like to make our Bluebonnet Book Club accessible during the school day. I talked with 5th grade about possibly pulling their bubble-high students during AI time and have them participate in a book club during then. I still need to talk with 4th and 6th grade.


-I also would like to host an online book club for teachers this summer using Donalyn Miller's Book Whisperer to teach us how to get students to read for pleasure again. I'm still awaiting approval.

Additional Tasks Performed

Book fair was very successful and very chaotic. I was very lucky to have 5 parent volunteers this year and it was still crazy. I will definitely be needing parent volunteers next year.


Bluebonnet breakfast was hosted in the library for the students who read 15 or more bluebonnet books.


Biographies have been completely weeded and the junior non-fiction is about halfway done. We are slowly but surely working towards a more relevant library collection!


I attended TLA's annual conference in San Antonio April 19-22nd. Not only did I attend numerous sessions about literacy and technology, I was also Co-Chair of the youth breakfast event that featured the author Kevin Henkes. I have been chosen to be the chairperson of next year's Bluebonnet Luncheon which typically has an average of 700 guests!


This summer I have plans to attend the "Elementary Extravaganza" at Region 13 so I can keep updated on what our teachers are doing in the classroom. I will also be attending a Code.org workshop this summer with Tracy Knapik to learn the basics of coding and how to implement it during instructional time!