Willard South Library 2015-2016
News from Willard South Library
Willard South Library is a busy place! There are twenty-two classes that visit the library once a week for 50 minutes. This means there is a lot of reading taking place here at Willard South. Within that time we read a book emphasizing a library or communication arts skill. All of the lessons are aligned to CCSS and AASL. This year we have added Maker Spaces to our library. The students visit a different Maker Space center each time they visit the library, this includes chrome books, numerous building centers, art, and Students use the chrome books to listen to on line books, complete research, or visit our computer lab's amazing blog. The numerous building centers seem to be among the favorite Maker Spaces. The students love to amaze me with their creations.
Books are still a HUGE part of the library. :) I promote a reading program called "3rd Grade Picks". These books are chosen at reading levels for third grade students. Students are encouraged to read ten of these books and then invited to come to a reading celebration at the end of the school year. This is also done with the 4th graders using the Mark Twain Nominees.
Willard South students have learned how to check out their own library books. We have a check out station, and students can also check out using any chrome book.
Our library is used for learning but several other activities. We began the school year with a"Boo Hoo/Woo Hoo" breakfast. We held a Grandparent's Tea, the Veteran's Day reception, Each week After School Actors and Good News Club hold meetings. We have thirty plus lunch and reading buddies that meet with their "Buddies" once per week in the library.
I have two book fairs each school year. One is held in the fall during parent/teacher conferences. The other is in the spring during Fine Arts Night. The profit from these fairs are used to purchase items for the library.
Students love the opportunity to create!
Alivia building a skyscraper.
Straws and Connectors
A group effort to build a house.