Reluctant readers and struggling readers are more likely to read a book if it's on an iPad!
Mr. Gutierrez's Class
Mr. G's 3rd grade class was using their iPads to scan the QR codes on the library's display. Scanning the QR codes turns the book into an eBook.
Here are some 3rd graders scanning the QR codes with iPads.
I did not track drop-ins last year, but I was able to compare this year's 1st 6 weeks circulation report with last year's 1st 6 weeks report. We had an extra 1,226 books circulated! Even without checking the circulation reports, I can tell you that we definitely did not have that many drop-in patrons last year. It's a significant difference. I have been quite busy in the mornings, but it's awesome to see students excited about books.
Many of these students are coming from classrooms whose teachers participated in this summer's book study. We covered the book, Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller. We discussed giving students the opportunity to do authentic reading. Also, several classes are participating in a book challenge which has helped with getting students interested in reading more books. Ms. Griffin's first grade class has already met their original goal and has a new goal they are striving to reach. Ms. Griffin's 5th grade class has a goal of 500 books. Mrs. Harris' class has a goal of 1,000 books and Mrs. Tinney's class has a goal of 500 books. These book challenges are also creating wild readers!
"Reading books is the only out-of-school activity for 16 year olds that is linked to getting a managerial or professional job in later life." ~Mark Taylor from the University of Oxford
Library Pumpkin Book Contest
This year teachers may also create a pumpkin! Begin submitting your pumpkins on October 19th. The winner of the contest will receive books to add to their classroom library. Remember, you cannot carve or cut your pumpkin. All pumpkins must be a character from a book.
Parents in the Library
Please encourage parents to read with their children. You are more than welcome to spread the word about checking-out books from the library.
1st 6 Weeks Library Stats
Total classes served: 124
Drop-in patrons: 558
Added books: 132
*Lucky Tigers: 11
*Students who received free books