Friday, September 22, 2017

Spotlight on: Kindergarten Library Classes @kdarling7112 @marianmumford1 @vtkteach #vted #vsla


Sharing picture books with friends

Kindergartners have spent the first month of school exploring different kinds of books in the library, and checking out books to share in their classrooms. So far they have explored picture books and nonfiction "true" books. They have also explored the early reader or "pink dot" collection, which includes books like The Cat in the Hat. The early reader collection has lots of high interest books such as nonfiction "true books" about animals, space, and vehicles; Star Wars, LEGO, and Fancy Nancy stories; and comic book-style stories for new readers. Last week they also visited the collection of books that connect to Señora Harris' Spanish curriculum. They are looking forward to taking two books home every week, starting in October. They are very excited to share their library books with their families!

Lots of excellent shark books in nonfiction!

Exploring the Spanish section

Hmmm...so many choices!

Friday, September 15, 2017

New Discoveries in the RES Library! #vsla #vted

Students at all grade levels have been discovering new books and new strategies in the library!


Kindergartners explored the Spanish books.
These include the wonderful stories
Señora Harris shares in Spanish class.


Second graders learned to use the self checkout station. 
Now they can get new books every day!


And third graders learned to search for books 
in OPALS, the library's catalog system. 
Hmm...do you look for the title, the author, or the subject?

Friday, September 8, 2017

RES Library Information and FAQ 2017-2018 #vsla

Welcome back to the RES Library! We are off to a great start to the new year.

Recommending books to a classmate
in second grade library class

Here is some information and Frequently Asked Questions about library services in the 2017-2018 school year. You can also find this information at the library web page at https://richmond.cesuvt.org/classrooms/library The page is also available as a link under the Students section on the RES web page.

When are library books due back?
Kindergartners are currently practicing borrowing library books and taking them to the classrooms; starting in October they will be taking them home!



How many books do scholars check out?
Scholars may have two books checked out at a time.

When is the library open?
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Can I check out items from the RES library?
Yes! Family members can get accounts at the RES library. This is a great thing to do if your child goes through a lot of books, especially new readers who may read several "skinny books" in one week

What other items does the RES library check out besides books?
The RES library also checks out magazines and audiobooks on Playaway dedicated MP3 players.

Does the RES library need volunteers?
Yes, please! The Richmond Elementary School Library relies on volunteers for a variety of tasks including checking books in and out, shelving books, covering new books, and setting up displays. You are welcome to volunteer any time that fits your schedule. If you would like more information, please contact me. Thank you very much for your interest!

How do I contact the RES library?
Please email librarian Beth Redford at beth.redford@cesuvt.org, or call 434-2461 if you ever have questions or comments about the library. I look forward to hearing from you!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

First day of school at the @resvt library, by the numbers #vted #vsla

Books about firetrucks? Books about kangaroos?
We have those!

Number of summer library books returned today by awesome RES summer readers: 661
Number of summer library books checked in and put back on the shelves by 4 amazing volunteers (and 1 extremely grateful librarian): 661
Number of students who checked out their first library books of the year: 33
Number of welcome-back smiles, high-fives, and hugs: we lost track but there were a lot

Thank you everyone for a fabulous first day of school in the RES Library. We are looking forward to a great school year!

Monday, June 26, 2017

2016-2017 at the RES library, by the numbers @resvt #vsla #vted #tlchat #tlelem

Third graders with their summer library books.
Happy reading everyone!

2016-2017 at the RES library, by the numbers:
  • Number of library books and other materials checked out by RES scholars, families, and staff: 15,388
  • Number of TumbleBooks electronic books read and listened to: 2,049
  • Number of uses of PebbleGo science and social studies electronic databases: 2,206
  • Number of uses of  Culturegrams social studies database: 688 since we subscribed to the database in March
  • Number of scholar visits to the library: over 8,000
  • Number of scholars served by librarian visits to classroom: over 2,000
  • Number of summer library books in staff members' and students' hands for the summer: 1,860 Happy reading! 
Thanks for a fabulous school year of reading and creating! - Beth Redford, RES School Library Media Specialist

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fourth Grade Capstone Celebration @resvt #vsla #vted

Fourth graders gathered on Wednesday, June 14 to share their Capstone Projects and celebrate their learning at our Capstone Celebration. These fourth graders have been participating in a once a week class, co-taught by teacher-librarian Beth Redford and enrichment teacher Darcie Rankin. The class focuses on digital literacy, critical thinking, research skills, and interest driven projects. Scholars’ culminating activities were independent, interest driven research projects. Each scholar selected a topic and designed a Capstone Project to share his or her interests and knowledge. We are so proud of all our scholars!

Thank you very much to our District's Director of Curriculum, Communication and Innovation, Mike Berry for visiting our Capstone Celebration to capture our scholars' learning and pride in the video below.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fourth Grade Capstone Research Projects @resvt #vsla #vted #tlchat #tlelem #geniushour

Fourth grade scholars at RES have been participating in a once a week class, co-taught by teacher-librarian Beth Redford and enrichment teacher Darcie Rankin. The class focuses on digital literacy, critical thinking, research skills, and interest driven projects. Scholars’ culminating activities were independent, interest driven research projects. Each scholar selected a topic and designed a Capstone Project to share his or her interests and knowledge.

Fourth graders teaching parents and peers about rabbits, video game design, 
ballet, computer hardware and more at our Capstone Celebration

Fourth graders gathered on Wednesday, June 14 to share their Capstone Projects and celebrate their learning at our Capstone Celebration

Digital versions of many of the projects are available at the links below:
Mrs. Berliner's Class Capstone Presentations
Mrs. LeFrancois' Class Capstone Presentations
Ms. Senning's Class Capstone Presentations