Our school was invited to share the great things happening at Walterville at the school board meeting this past week. I put together this quick video to highlight some of the things our students enjoy in the library. They are a great group of kids I feel privileged to teach.
Over the past few weeks, first graders have been learning about our online catalog. In our library first graders start out checking out in the "Everybody" section (the picture book section) and once they get the hang of taking care of books and using a shelf marker to mark the place of books they are looking at while they are in the library, they move on to other sections of the library. This particular group of first graders, has been quite eager to check out from other sections. They have specific interests in mind and have been running me all over helping them find books about tigers, slumber parties, Africa, and all kinds of other topics. I decided it was time for them to learn how to use our online catalog, Destiny, to help them search for books on their own. This is no easy undertaking, especially since many of them are searching for non-fiction books located in the "Dewey" section of the our library.
Those of you familiar with the Dewey section know that not only does it contain big numbers, but it contains big numbers WITH decimals AND letters. This, however, does not deter little first graders eager to find a book about their topic of interest! I'm so proud of them! They can now look up bookS using the online catalog, locate the call number, write it down and get pretty darn close to finding the book in the library all on their own! Many of them DO find them! Way to go first graders!
Hello! I am so glad you are here! I am Mrs. Page, the library media specialist at Walterville Elementary. This is a place where I share reading experiences, learning, hopes, ideas, lessons, innovations, books, and technology integration. Feel free to explore and share any ideas you have
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