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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 about 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.  They also watched a Brainpop Jr. video clip on the library and took a fun interactive quiz using the ActiVotes!  Students really enjoyed this experience and look forward to using them more throughout the year.
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.  With third graders we will continue to work on skills that will enable students to become more independent when browsing. Fourth and Fifth Graders have been introduced to a powerful online search engine called netTrekker that provides students with a safe environment to do Internet searches within and allows them to save the sites they find. Each student took home a brochure that gives them all the usernames and passwords to access all the online resources available to them through the library's website. If you should ever need a second copy please email me and I can get you an electronic copy.