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In the News
This month we focus on amazing women in history. Our Women's History Month display encourages students to learn the accomplishments of interesting women. Our library databases encourage this exploration as well. Using PebbleGo, students are invited to take a quick quiz and then learn about a women who shares some of their traits. (PebbleGo is accessed through our Online Library Resources -- link above.)
For more insight into what happens in library class, visit the Library Learners at Work page.
The shortest month of the year is truly a busy one at Central School Library. In order to reflect what is happening in the world around us, and to support initiatives at school, we feature special books this month. We celebrate National Black (African-American) History Month with a collection of books detailing the lives and accomplishments of noteworthy African Americans. In addition, we focus on a variety of titles -- fiction and nonfiction -- to support our school's Building Bridges program.
Happy New Year!
With this new year comes a cornucopia of new books. The slideshow, right, shows just a sampling of our new titles.
Students in grades 4 & 5 have also been enjoying reading new books in our Sora collection.
The calendar year is almost over but new books keep arriving here at the Central School Library. The slideshow, left, highlights just a sampling of the new titles we added this month.
In addition, we create monthly displays so as to feature books from throughout the collection. These themed displays showcase new titles as well as tried-and-true favorites. This month we are focusing on folklore in fiction by sharing fiction titles that draw characters, settings and/or plot lines from folk tales and fairy tales around the world.
New books continue to be added to our library's collection. Want to know more? Just click on the slideshow, right, to see just a few of our new titles!
Library class includes several established routines but, perhaps, the favorite is the Joke of the Day. Each day a new joke is posted outside the library door. It has become our tradition to share the joke with each other before each class enters the library (see a recent joke, below.) In addition, students love to share their own jokes which are then posted on the board along with the name of the "guest joker".
On Tuesday, October 8, students in third and fourth grades visited with New York Times bestselling author of kids' fiction and nonfiction, Johnny Marciano. Mr. Marciano spoke with us about his series, Klawde, which he wrote with author Emily Chenoweth. His visit coincided with the official release date of the third book in the series, The Spacedog Cometh.
Mr. Marciano read aloud from his first book in the series, shared the backstory of his main characters, and told about his early life as a writer. Students suggested characters for future installments in the Klawde series.
The visit was facilitated by our PTA. A special thanks goes to our head custodian, Leam McEvoy, for his incredible transformation in the LGI from lunchroom to auditorium in a matter of minutes.
Here is an update on just a little of what our Central students have been up to.
- Students in grades 4 and 5 discovered what's new while reviewing library organization by partnering up and completing a scavenger hunt. Armed with clipboards and shelf markers, students worked their way around to room to find all of the items on their lists.
- Meanwhile, third grade students are following along with Fribble Mouse in The Secrets of the Rock as he solves mysteries using library resources.
- Second grade students listened for clues to identify the title of Stella Louella's Runaway Book, and discussed library rules after listening to Library Lion.
- In first grade, students are developing their library organization by lining up in ABC order. They are preparing to locate the chapter books they want which are shelved in alphabetical order by author's last name.
- Kindergarten students have been talking about how to take care of the books they borrow as they begin to navigate the picture book-section of the library.