2nd Grade

The 2nd grade library program builds on students' prior knowledge - learning proper book manners, taking good care of books, finding a "just right" book, and listening to diverse and entertaining stories with the librarian. We will delve into the Dewey Decimal System and learn more about how the books are organized and accessed in the library. 2nd graders will be introduced to the online library catalog and taught how to search for books on their own. In addition, we will also discuss simple reference sources such as the encyclopedia. 
Students are encouraged to choose age appropriate books that appeal to them. Many second graders will choose non-fiction or easy chapter books, but some still prefer picture books - and that's more than OK! 

2nd grade students may borrow up to two books at a time and should return their books each week. Books may be renewed as needed. If you return one book, but still have another out, you may borrow only one book that week. Students with excessive overdue books will have borrowing privileges suspended until books are returned or paid for. If there are ever any questions about overdue books, please email colleen_flannery@wayland.ma.k12.ma.us

2018-19 schedule
Ms Niles' class is on Tuesday from 9:15-10
Ms Morrison's class is on Thursday from 10-10:45
Ms Knox's class is on Friday from 9:15-10

What are we doing?

All classes learned about Library Expectations through a fun video and read My Teacher is a Monster! (No I Am Not!) Next week, we can borrow two books for the first time this year!

YouTube Video


Last year

We are focusing on book care, book manners, and book selection. Ask your child how they find "just right" books.

We are learning about how the library is organized and how to access and locate books. 



VIDEOS for classroom use

Snow is My Favourite and My Best

shelf marker
Shelly the Shelf Marker

Shelf Elf online

Bob the Alien 

Dewey Power Point

Do the Dewey

Dewey Decimal Rap

Non fiction books in the library

Fiction books organization

Picture book organization

Books in the library

Using the card catalog
Using Destiny Quest


Parts of a Book
Parts of a Non-Fiction Book 
Non Fiction Text Features

Continent Research 

The Red Book - wordless picture book

Pancakes for Breakfast - wordless picture book

2nd grade read aloud chapter book The Time Warp Trio by Jon Sciecka

Colleen Flannery,
Oct 5, 2015, 10:20 AM