What's happening in the LMC?
Students have done a great job transitioning back into the school routines. Most students started the year borrowing one book, but are now encouraged to borrow two books, one of which should be non-fiction.
While students may generally elect to spend their recess time in the library media center on their "library day" at times, classes for other grade levels may be conducted in the library during this time as well. Students are using our "blue slip" method to request the books they would like to check out. This means they select their books and complete a blue slip so the book may be checked out after Mrs. Tom is finished teaching. Students may return before dismissal and find their books waiting for them.
Research classes have been in progress for the third to fifth graders. Fifth graders worked on their Five Themes of Geography research project during October. Fourth graders worked on learning to form research-able questions - what is an inch, foot, yard and mile question? Ask your students! These questions circulated around their study of ecosystems and biomes.
The third graders have been working hard with several lessons to better learn to use the Alexandria Researcher database system and library location skills. This is in preparation for their first research project, which will begin in January.
Second graders are continuing to learn the various sections of the library and are beginning to understand and use call numbers in book location. They are also reviewing parts of the book and have learned the elements of a title page. Ask your second grader to find the copyright symbol in a book, and you will be impressed!
Hour of Code
During December, students in all grades at BC participated in "Hour of Code." Resources for each grade level were shared in classrooms.