Olmos Library Newsletter- November
Library Stats for November
Total check outs per grade level:
Total Check Outs (includes grade levels and Staff) = 1,556
Kinder and 1st grade read the story Super Hair-O and then decorated Superhero Capes. Students had to write 2-3 words that describe a super hero (i.e. amazing, fast, helpful, strong, etc.). All of the superheroes put on their capes and flew out of the library once their library visit was over.
Dog In Boots
Homonyms and Homophones
Lesson Week 1: First, the librarian read to each 2nd grade class "Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey" and after reading we talked about how she mixes up words.
Lesson Week 2: The students worked with a partner on an iPad and prior to getting started I used Reflector to show them what they’d be doing on the iPad. I had previously saved a template to the camera roll of each iPad so they didn't have to write the sentences. Students opened the Educreations App and retrieved the template from the camera roll, and drew a picture to go with what one of the characters meant and what Amelia Bedelia thought they meant.
*lesson idea courtesy of The Laughing Librarian Blog- Sara Romine (Woodstone Library- NEISD)*
I can Check In and Check Out my own books
Poke-A-Pumpkin Fall Reading Challenge
For our Fall Reading Challenge students were given a handout with a picture of a feather on it. The instructions (written in both Spanish and English) were to pick out a favorite book and fill out the feather. Students could color the edges of the feather or lightly over all, they just had to make sure we could read what they wrote. Once they were done they were to cut out the feather and turn it into the library NO LATER than November 19. Students would receive a participation prize by taking a turn at the Poke-A-Pumpkin board which had a prize in each cup that was covered with orange tissue paper. This was our 1st year using the Poke-A-Pumpkin idea and our 2nd year implementing the Fall Reading Challenge. This year we had the MOST participation than the previous year and more participation from our upper grade levels. Way to go Olmos Owls and keep reading!!