WGMS Library Media Center
January 2014 Report
All 6th grade readers were introduced to nonfiction and found a nonfiction book they will enjoy reading for their classroom project. While in the library, they learned about the characteristics of nonfiction books and how to read a nonfiction book. Students were also introduced to three different sub genres of nonfiction books: persuasive, expository, and procedural.
All 6th graders (327) at WGMS were eligible to vote for their favorite Bluebonnet book, which was a goal for the 2013-14 school year. The 6th grade ELA teachers brought their students to the library throughout the year and 5 of the state-wide nominated books were read aloud for pleasure. On January 30, the 6th graders at WGMS chose 10 Rules You Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus by John Grandits as their favorite Bluebonnet book.
Number of Classes Served for Curriculum Support During the Month of January: 70
Number of Classes Served for Circulation Purposes: 25
8th Grade Researchers
Evaluating Websites using RADCAB
327 sixth graders voted for their favorite nominated Bluebonnet book on January 30.
Learning the difference between fiction and nonfiction and how to find books in the WGMS Library
Number of books we loaned to other MISD campus patrons in 2013-14
Books Check Out
Total number of books checked out at WGMS this month and school year
Teachers bring classes for hot chocolate and reading enjoyment.
(Daily Independent Reading Time)
Non-Curriculum Library Usage
On January 17, our school welcomed MISD school board member Mr. Todd Hemphill to the library for a breakfast with the staff. We appreciate all he does for our district.
The library was closed January 28-29 for Mock STAAR testing across the campus.
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program kicked off January 7 for all 6th graders.
Bluebonnet Reading Program ends January 30.
Two book clubs are starting back up in February.
WGMS Library Instagram features pictures of students and activities in the library.
Follow us @wgmslibrary
Stepping Toward My Goals
2. Promote and continually update WGMS Libguide as the library Website and a place to house lessons and for students to go for information and assistance.
3. Encourage the use of Google and other technology in past projects, which have traditionally been completed using pencil and paper.