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August/September Update

From the Desk of Mrs. Jones:  It has been a great first month of school getting to know all the wonderful new students and staff at Steuart Weller and catching up with all the old students and staff from last year.   Below you can read about some of the activities the students are enjoying in the library this month.
 
 
teach Library Skills & Lessons Covered by Grade Level
Preschool-Kindergarten: Students have been learning about library etiquette and how to care for books. With kindergarten, we have learned how to use shelf markers in order to keep the books in the correct order. Preschoolers are learning about fall, leaves, and seasons of an apple tree!  Click on the following links for the songs we used: Fall Leaves, Falling Leaves, Autumn Picture Collection
First Grade: Students have learned all about the "Shelf Elf", Scoob, that lives in our library and helps us take care of our library.  Students learned all about library manners and book care through Scoob's helpful tips.  First Graders have also been learning about what the different sections of books in our library and how to read a call number.
Second Grade: Students have learned about library rules and routines and took a tour of the library to learn about the different sections of books that are available.  Students reviewed the rules of good book care with a funny book called, Don't Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book!
Third-Fifth Grade:  Students have learned about library rules and routines and took a tour of the library to learn about the different sections of books that are available.  Students also explored the online catalog .  I encouraged them to access the catalog at home so they become more proficient with the system.  We will continue to learn about and explore different online resources that students have access to including eBooks, Audiobooks, and electronic databases.