Olmos Library Newsletter
Library Stats for March
Total Checkouts per grade level:
- Kinder- 96
- 1st- 63
- 2nd- 154
- 3rd- 185
- 4th- 160
- 5th- 94
Total checkouts for March (includes grade levels & staff)= 873
** Spring break week, short week due to Good Friday, and library closed for STAAR testing.**
The Bookfair has arrived!
So many great books to choose from at the Spring Book Fair and this year's theme was absolutely Groovy! Our book fair ran from February 29 - March 4 in the library and our online book fair continued thru March 11. Once again I had a group of 5th grade Book Fair Volunteers. They did an amazing job of keeping the shelves in order, assisting younger students with finding books, and pulling items that customers wanted from the display windows once they were ready to pay at the cash register.
For the first time the librarian held a Book Fair Scavenger Hunt for 3rd thru 5th grade. A winner was randomly chosen from EVERY SINGLE CLASS on each grade level. If the answers on their papers were correct they were able to choose any book of their choice that was under $10.00. Here were the Scavenger Hunt Instructions on the paper they were given:
1. Look at the partial book cover clues and then locate each book at the Fair.
2. Write the book title on the blank line.
3. When finished, return the entry to the Book Fair.
St. Patrick's Day Pop Art
Students in Kinder thru 2nd grade listened to a story called The Night Before St. Patrick's Day. After the story was done students were able to color a St. Patrick's Day themed Pop Art handout. Kinder and 1st grade were able to color their paper as they liked while 2nd grade had various math problems to solve in order to find out what color needed to be used.
Story Synopsis: Natasha Wing puts an Irish twist on a Christmas classic. It's the night before St. Patrick's Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they're shocked to find that they've actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold?
Pick a Clover!
For our Spring Break Reading Challenge students were given a handout that had 20 clovers on it. Here were the rules:
For every 15 minutes you read, record the date and the title.
Have your parent initial the paper.
Color a clover for each time you read.
Return this sheet with at least 15 shamrocks colored & adult initials on or before Friday, March 25th.
*Pick a 4 Leaf Clover and find out what prize you have won.*
2nd Grade Research
2nd grade came to the library for their research unit on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (The Three R's). The librarian and classroom teacher worked together by helping the class as they worked in their journal at 4 stations: Print Resources, Computer (Discovery Education videos), Recycling Sorting Station, iPad videos with questions, and creating a final project using the Tellagami App. The librarian then uploaded all completed Tellagami videos to the PicPostPlay app and sent 1 file to each teacher.
A 5th station was added this year and it was the Craft Station. Students reused empty toilet paper rolls to make whatever amazing creation they wanted. The craft station was an absolute hit with both teachers and students!