Washington-Henry Elementary Library

2014-2015

Quick facts

- 25,571 books checked out

- $3600 raised from book fairs (purchasing nearly 200 additional books!)

- 1,108 books weeded

- 570 books added to the collection (33 ebooks)

- 1 library office assistant (aka Bonnie :) ) to help everything run even smoother this year!

Curriculum Snapshot

- Emphasis on S.T.R.E.A.M. (science, technology, research, engineering, art, math) in library curriculum with all grade levels in addition to HCPS library curriculum & SOLs


  • Building houses for the Three Little Pigs tough enough to protect them from the Wolf, Gingerbread man rafts sink or float, bug research and art, author/illustrator study, creating art like Jon Klassen, ABC jenga tower, bat research, I Wonder scavenger hunt, observation stations, independent research, group research, scientific method, book towers, Rube Goldberg Machines

- Research collaboration with multiple grade levels

Exciting news for next year!

- Library renovations will take place over the summer

- Continued emphasis on S.T.R.E.A.M. (science, technology, research, engineering, art, math) in library curriculum with the addition of a small (but hopefully growing) makerspace for students

- Even more collaboration (please please please!!!!)

- We have an author visit planned ... stay tuned!

- A librarian who will work the whole year, not just December-June (what?!? I know!!!)

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Claire Bremner - School Librarian

cbremner@hcps.us

(804)723-2300