Olmos Library Newsletter
Circulation Stats by Grade Level
4th - 339
3rd - 450
4th - 201
3rd Grade Research
Bluebonnet Raffle and Voting
Students in grades 3rd-5th who read at least 5 or more Bluebonnet books and passed the tests received a raffle ticket for each passing score. In addition to receiving raffle tickets students were also given voter registration cards.
On January 29 students placed their tickets in the bucket for the Grand Prize they would like to be eligible for and winners were announced on January 30. Voter registration cards were issued on January 29 and students had to come to the library on January 30 with their card and vote for their favorite Texas Bluebonnet book.
Dog In Boots
Fiction vs Non Fiction
Students who earned a Bluebonnet Voter Registration card were able to attend the Texas Bluebonnet Breakfast that was held in the library on February 20 from 7:00-7:30 AM. Formal invitations and RSVP cards were delivered to each student.
During the Bluebonnet Breakfast students enjoyed some breakfast treats, a trivia game about various Bluebonnet books, prizes, and a smelly pen as well as curly straw.
Kindergarten monolingual classes researched Animals and bilingual classes researched Jobs. Monolingual classes chose 1 animal for their students to research and completed their Animal Research Journal using books and Pebble Go. Bilingual classes grouped students and assigned a Job (i.e. fire fighter, doctor, etc.). Bilingual classes used electronic resources and hands on activities during their research project. The following is a list of what was used for the Job Unit:
*Photo Card Sort- Small groups of students sort photo cards into groups of items that go together.
*Who am I? - Students will read along with the librarian the mystery job eBooks. They will solve the mysteries and write the name of each worker in the numbered spaces on the Mystery Jobs sheet.
*Job and Tools Investigation using QR Codes- Students used the iPad to watch videos, look at pictures of tools, and gather additional information on Pebble Go by scanning QR codes for their designated job. All information is to be gathered on the Job Note Taking Sheet and will be used for the final project.
*Final Project- Students used the photo sort cards and took pictures of their assigned job using the iPad. With teacher assistance students were then able to use the 30 Hands App to create a narrated slideshow of their pictures and provide details about each picture (i.e. the tools and what the job was).
Animal Research Journal
Students using Pebble Go to learn about Horses.
Bilingual students listening to eBooks about Job and solving the mystery of who it could be.
Mystery Jobs sheet that was to be filled out as students listened to clues from the eBooks.
Photo Card Job Sort
Bilingual students used iPads and QR codes to learn more about their assigned jobs.
Note taking sheet- Students had to write down 2 tools, name of the job, draw a picture of each one, and then circle what resources they used.
Note taking sheet- information about their job, what resources they used, what they want to be when they grow up, and circled the appropriate star showing how much they learned.
30 Hands App used for the final project
All for the LOVE of books!
To celebrate the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday PK-2nd grade got to read Pete the Cat. Valentine's Day is Cool. After the story students wrote about what they like to do with their friend and then draw a picture.
The library received NEW BOOKS and Ms. Olivares created a display for inside the library and with help from Mrs. Sordo they created a bulletin board in the hallway. Both displays celebrated Valentine's Day as well as the new books that were ready to be checked out.