January Library News
At PMI every day is library day!
This month third grade classes learned about the Dewey decimal system. This is the system we use to organize our nonfiction (informational) books. Students have learned about the ten main classes, what type of information is included in each group, and where books in each group are located in the library. Students had fun with our "Dewey Ducks" and listening to the Dewey Decimal Rap! These activities help students become independent users of our library which is especially important as they learn to locate resources for projects, research, and that ones that are of interest to them.
This week students learned about nonfiction text features. We discussed how these text features can help readers make sense of what they are reading, provide additional information, and help them find information. Students explored nonfiction books as part of a "text feature hunt" to identify text features they learned about and explain why the author used those text features.
Fifth graders have also been working on a Dewey decimal project. Each class was assigned an area of the Dewey decimal system to explore and write lists of the types of books that can be found in that section. This week students created word clouds representing their assigned areas. The word clouds look great and will be shared with third grade students to help them learn about the Dewey decimal system.