Blackshear Bulletin

May 2015

Library Happenings

The months April and may were busy with the Spring Book Fair, Poem in My Pocket Day, and an author visit from local author, Vuthy Kuon . Younger students heard a presentation from Mr. Kuon, over 100 students received pencils for poems in their pockets and we sold over 2,000 books at the book fair.

Students continue work on their research skills, going through the IIM process as a class, and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes worked on individual practice with these steps during their library lessons. Kindergarten and First graders continued stations including: piggie and elepant story writing, sequencing Tumblebook stories and readers' puppet theater.

We are completing inventory in the library and will continue to send home notices for library books that need to be returned.

March Statistics

April was a strong research month across grade levels as we finished STAAR testing, and our use of databases soared in comparison to last month.


Encyclopedia Britannica 8,633


PebbleGo 2,608

Truflix 39

Tumblebooks 2232

Discovery Streaming 152

Additionally, the library was busy with 9,200 circulations of books in and out of the library, all the classes came through the book fair for wish list completion, 23 classes came in for check out only, and 109 classes received lessons and check out in the month of April. Additionally, we held the book fair, an author visit, and 2 videoconferences. 60 hours of administrative tasks were used to complete inventory, prepare and balance book fair, as well as prepare the author visit. 17 carts of books were pulled for teachers, 349 students came on passes, 15 library cards were made, 3 passwords were reset, and 10 hours were spent testing small groups for STAAR. April was a spectacular month, and thank you for helping to make it possible.