2014 – 2015 Week 7

Week 7 was a “normal” week – our first since school started, I think! It was a full week with no crazy schedule changes, no surprise fire drills, and no big events. Very.Rare.

My 5th grade Media Technology class finally finished their Digital Passport lessons. On Friday, they created “passports” using the Badge Maker on Big Huge Labs. In the Bio part, I have them write a sentence or two about what they learned throughout the Digital Passport lessons…now, we are ready to move on!

Kindergarten started learning about Mo Willems. My favorite. I did not change this lesson from last year, so you can read about it here. 

Wednesday was LEAD Time (a time where students learn about something they picked). My Maker Time focused on our 3D Printer. The bummer about this Maker Time was that the software we had planned to use with them did not work in the Computer Lab (at that moment – of course, when our Computer Tech went to take a look the next day, it all worked just fine). We had to monitor and adjust and we’ll get back to it at the next LEAD Time, but it was disappointing to not be able to follow through with our plan. I think our students still learned a lot and now I’m sure they are very much looking forward to next time!

The Global Cardboard Challenge is on October 11, so I had some kids in and out of the Learning Commons working on their creations this week.

I sent out the October Learning Commons Newsletter and prepared for next week!

How was YOUR week?



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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2 Responses to 2014 – 2015 Week 7

  1. Amy says:

    Hi Valerie,
    I found your blog by chance and I am so glad I did – I am a first year librarian and you have quickly become my library hero! I hope one day I will be at the helm of the kind of library you describe each week and I was wondering if you would be open to sharing a little bit about your journey for those of us just getting started. As is the case around much of our country, my district has downsized the library department quite a bit so, while I have a lot of freedom and wiggle room to create my library program, there is not a lot of support there either.

    Thank you for sharing your library adventure and for even considering this idea 🙂

    Houston, TX

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words! I will certainly write a little about the “journey.” Thank you for the idea!

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