Week 36

Week 36 = last regular, full week of school!

I started some research with a 3rd grade class. Our 3rd graders learn all about South Carolina, so we are reviewing what they’ve learned this year by creating an alphabet book all about SC. I got some books from the public library and gathered some links for them to use. The links are on our school Symbaloo page: http://npes.symbaloo.com

Kindergarten classes wrapped up learning and reading about ocean animals in the library. I read one of my favorites, The Pout Pout Fish by Dieson They are still learning about them in their classroom. It is funny to me how they are always like, “HOW did you know we were going to do that?!?” As though the teachers and I wouldn’t/couldn’t possibly TALK to each other = love it!

Thursday was our school’s 2nd annual Leadership Day. Kids in all grade levels had to show off how they are leaders. The few weeks leading up to Leadership Day, kids were researching and creating presentations to go along with their learning. All of the students did a wonderful job and many of the presentations took place in our Learning Commons, it was great to see their work! I know I mentioned it in my blog last week, but what it looked like in my library on the days leading up to Leadership Day is really what it should look like ALL the time in the library. Kids were coming in and out – in whole classes, small groups, individuals – to research, ask questions, do work…I just wish they did that all the time! At least now I have a concrete example of what a Learning Commons should be like to share with my teachers at the beginning of next school year. 

On Friday, we set up for BOOK FAIR! 

It was also STORY TIME week! Blog post about the theme coming right up!

We are off today…this week is Book Fair. Next week is peppered with half days and lots of craziness and then we are done! We got this, teacher friends!




About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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