Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary

2018 - 2019 State of the Library Report

Overview

School librarians often wear many hats and this school year I supported our campus in several ways: team leader, KASE broadcast sponsor, MatchBook Club Sponsor, and of course, librarian. As a school librarian, I have to effectively manage the library program, library budget and ensure the materials acquired for the library meets the needs of students and teachers. I often preview and select resources and technology to accommodate the various learning styles of students. I maintain the library budget and host book fairs to generate revenue for future purchases.


In addition, Information and technology are critical to a school librarians's job. I often have to provide information and resources to teachers and students that support the curriculum. I also introduce new technologies and new strategies for finding, assessing and using information. I create engaging learning activities for students and connect the school community to helpful resources.


But more importantly, our ASE library has been "the place to be" for students, teachers and staff. I was able to provide enriching learning opportunities for students. Overall, it is my goal to create a welcoming and enriching environment for all. This report highlights a few accomplishments and stats from our year.

Circulation Snapshot

Open Library


The library was open daily from 7:30 - 8:00 am to all students, teachers and staff. Our focus was on student learning, and opening the library in the morning encouraged reading and allowed students more access to our resources.


More than 2,046 students passed through our doors in the morning. On average, about 200 students per month visited the library before 8:00 a.m. In October, 568 students paid us a visit.



Circulation Statistics

  • Collection Size: 12,590 copies (includes eBooks)
  • Total Number of Patrons: 1578
  • Number of new books added to collection: 316


  • Student With the Most Circulations: Arsal Maredia, 5th (Ms. Foux)
  • Teacher With the Most Circulations: Ms. Stanley, 2nd Grade
  • Homeroom With the Most Circulations: Ms. Foux, 5th Grade
  • Grade Level With the Most Circulations: 3rd Grade

Budget

Book Fair Revenue


Spring 2019

Total Sales: $14793.04

Profit & Rewards Earned: $6915.47

  • $3000 (Profit Taken in Cash)
  • $1340.09 (Profit Taken in Scholastic Dollars)

Statistics:

  • Average Purchase = $15.80
  • Total Purchases = 929
  • 77% of 1300 students made book fair purchases


Fall 2018

Total Sales: $22701.31

Profit & Rewards Earned: $6375.66

  • $5000 (Profit Taken in Cash)
  • $1344.67 (Profit Taken in Scholastic Dollars)

Statistics:

  • Average Purchase = $16.65
  • Total Purchases = 1363
  • 114% of 1300 students made book fair purchases



How did book fair profits support the library?


Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Birthday)


  • Purchased a Dr. Seuss eraser bracelet for every student at ASE to wear during the Literacy Parade
  • Purchased a set of Dr. Seuss pencils for teachers



Reading Pays Off (Teacher Incentive)


  • Purchased reading themed incentives to motivate teachers to support various reading challenges throughout the school year
  • Purchased a book for the classroom library for the Top 3 teachers with 15+ students participating in more than one reading challenge
  • Purchased lunch items (Olive Garden) for Top 3 teachers with the most student participants overall



MatchBook Club

  • Purchased a book for each student to promote summer reading. Handed out books at the End-of-Year Celebration in May.
  • Purchased other incentives (pencils, erasers, bookmarks) to hand out as well.
  • Provided refreshments at end-of-year party.
  • Purchased T-shirts for club students and sponsors



Dalmatian Nation Reading Challenge

  • Purchased a book for each student to promote summer reading. Handed out books at the End-of-Year Celebration in May.
  • Purchased other incentives (pencils, erasers, bookmarks) to hand out as well.



KASE Broadcast Club End-of-Year Celebration (May)

  • Purchased a book for each student to promote summer reading.
  • Provided refreshments at end-of-year party.



Library Furniture

  • Purchased a large rug (approx. 8 x 10 ft) for meeting area in front of the whiteboard next to the computer lab
  • Purchased a round (approx 8 x 8 ft) for library foyer in front of book display. This will also serve as a seating/reading area for students, teachers and guests.



Makerspace Station

  • Purchased kits and various manipulatives (Legos, PowerClix, MakeyMakey, etc.) to support the usage of this station and support innovation.
  • Purchased a listening station so students can enjoy read-alouds availabe in the library.




Other Funds


287 Funds (from Library Media Services)

  • Total funds = $4349
  • Purchased two sets of books from the MatchBook Club/Bluebonnet State Reading List (grades 3rd - 5th)
  • Purchased 2018 American Library Association Award-Winning Books for elementary (grades K - 5th).
  • Purchased Texas 2 x 2 State Reading list titles for 2018 (grades K - 2nd).
  • Added more eBooks to Capstone Library so students can access titles 24/7, 365 days a year at school and at home (grades - 5th).

Reading Programs & Events

MatchBook Club

The purpose of the MatchBook Club is to promote and foster a love for reading. In addition, the club helps students develop leadership and team building skills.


The club consisted of 16 students from grades 3rd - 5th.

Book club meetings were held twice a month to discuss books and prepare for competition.

We competed on April 13 in the FBISD MatchBook Reading Competition.

We won 2nd Place in the District's Elementary Level for the 3rd year in a row!



Houston Rockets Read Nation Contest

The Houston Rockets basketball organization and Whataburger teamed up to create a nation of boys and girls who love to read. The Houston Rockets Read Nation Contest is an event that encourages students to fuel their love of reading. This year, ASE won the Grand Prize: a thematic reading corner and school rally. In addition, two of our students snagged the overall spot for the 2nd and 3rd grade levels.


Timeline: January 14 - February 15, 2019

Grade Levels Participating: K - 5
Kick-Off Via KASE Broadcast - January 2019 (Broadcasted to all grade levels)
Number of Student's Who Turned in a Log = 268

Total Number of Minutes Read = 489703 minutes



Skeeters

The purpose of the Skeeters Reading Program is to help boost extracurricular reading while also teaching students valuable life lessons with an incentive to participate: two free field box tickets to a Sugar Land Skeeters game! Each student that participated was given a Skeeters book and bookmark to log each book they have read. As an extra thank you for teachers encouraging participation in the program, teachers and staff were also given two free field box tickets when their students completed their bookmarks. It was a home run for both students and teachers!


Timeline: January 14 - March 22, 2018

Grade Levels Participating: K - 5
Kick-Off Assembly held January 23 (All grade level attended.)
Number of Student's Who Turned in a Log = 309



Six Flags Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags Fiesta Texas! The program is available to teachers and schools at no cost to participate, and it's a great way to motivate kids to read.


Timeline: November 6, 2018 - February 14, 2019

Grade Levels Participating: K - 5
Kick-Off Via KASE Broadcast - Novenber 2018 (Broadcasted to all grade levels)
Number of Student's Who Turned in a Log = 264



Dalmatian Nation Reading Challenge

The Dalmatian Nation Reading Challenges is Sullivan Elementary's own reading program that encourages students to read a variety of genres. To successfully complete the challenge, students must read read one book in each genre and subject listed below. In all, the DNRC challenged students to read at least 25 books during the school year.


Timeline: October 1, 2018 - May 3 2019
Grade Levels Participating: 3rd - 5th


School Library Month

Local author Andre Huu dropped by to celebrate the power of reading and books. Mr. Huu spoke to 2nd grade students about the writing process and his passion for reading.



Summer Reading 2019

Our friends from the Fort Bend County Libraries dropped by in May to kick-off their annual Summer Reading Program. The importance of reading over the summer and combating summer reading loss was the focus of this event. Of course, students learned about the many prizes they could earn by simply reading over the summer.

MatchBook & KASE Club Sponsor

Big picture

Community Involvement

School Involvement

Outclass Team Leader

KASE Broadcast Sponsor

MatchBook Club Sponsor

Teacher of the Year Committee


Certifications

Master of Library Science

School Library Certificate

Bachelor of Arts Journalism

Microsoft Innovative Educator


Memberships

American Library Association

Texas Library Association

Supporting the Curriculum

TEKS / AASL Standards


Language Arts

  • Locate books and information by applying alphabetizing skills.
  • Read independently and produce evidence of their reading; paraphrase what the reading was about.
  • Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.
  • Read from a broad range of literary and informational texts with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support compreshension.
  • Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction books. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text.
  • Self-select library books for independent reading based on interest and readability.
  • Read and comprehend literature in a variety of genres.
  • Use text features in age-appropriate reference works to locate information.
  • Write book reviews and use technology to produce and publish their reviews.
  • Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world and previous reading.
  • Identify own areas of interest.
  • Demonstrate teamwork by working productively with others.
  • Organize knowledge so that it is useful.
  • Contribute to the exchange of ideas with and beyond the learning community.
  • Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.



Digital Citizenship

  • The student practices safe, responsible, legal, and ethical behavior while using digital tools and resources.
  • Locate, access and evaluate print and online information sources.
  • Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.



Research

  • Search the online catalog and using keywords to identify, locate, and access relevant library materials.
  • Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real-world connection for using this process in own life.
  • Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
  • Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.
  • Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real-world connection for using this process in own life.
  • Create products that apply to authentic, real-world contexts.



Technology

  • use communication tools that allow for anytime, anywhere access to interact, collaborate, or publish with peers locally and globally.
  • participate in digital environments to develop cultural understanding by interacting with learners of multiple cultures.
  • select, store, and deliver products using a variety of media, formats, devices, and virtual environments.
  • use search strategies to access information to guide inquiry.
  • evaluate the usefulness of acquired digital content.
  • respect the intellectual property of others.
  • abide by copyright law and the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia.
  • protect and honor the individual privacy of oneself and others;
  • follow the rules of digital etiquette.
  • practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
  • comply with fair use guidelines and digital safety rules.