Friday, November 2, 2018

New Digital Resources Available! #resvt #reading

The library is a great space to come find a good book to read or to help answer some of your burning questions.  But the library also extends beyond the border of its walls to help with these quests by offering a variety of digital resources.  I'm excited to tell you about two new ones and to give a shout out to the ones we already know and love.

New to our school:


JLG Digital is a book streaming service provided by Junior Library Guild.  Each month a new set of books expertly selected for elementary students will arrive on our platform.  The collection fits a diverse range of needs and interests.  It's like Netflix, but for books!  Students and teachers can click on the link from our library website to start reading.  If students want to continue reading a book at another time, they just need to login with their username and password (firstname.lastname, books123).  But other than that, no password is required.


Overdrive Vermont Schools Shared Collection is a wide collection of audiobooks and eBooks that students can download onto any device.  The collection includes books on this and past year's Dorothy Canfield Fisher list, fun non-fiction, classics like Charlotte's Web, award winning picture books, and even books that play the audio along with the story.  To access your account, use the following:
User ID:  firstname.lastname
password:  lunch code

And don't forget all the other wonderful resources that can be found on the library website:  https://richmond.cesuvt.org/classrooms/library !  Check it out to find World Book Encyclopedia, PebbleGo, Culture Grams, TumbleBooks, and so much more!





       




Thursday, October 4, 2018

First Few Weeks Snap Shots #resvt

Here is a snapshot sampling of students enjoying choice time.  Students can choose an activity after they have completed their book shopping.  Students can choose to color, do puzzles, play games, listen to audiobooks, or snuggle with a reading buddy while looking at their books.  It's great to see students interact with each other and reading in such a engaging way.












Friday, September 7, 2018

New Librarian Introduction #resvt

Hello Richmond Elementary School Community!  I'm excited to start the school year as your new school librarian.  I've created a short video to introduce myself.  Thank you so much for the warm welcome to start my year! :)




Link to video: https://spark.adobe.com/video/1zmmm2tzsXHdx

Friday, February 23, 2018

February 2018 at the RES Library, By the Numbers #resvt #vsla #vted

February 2018 at the RES library, by the numbers:

  • Number of library books and other materials checked out by RES scholars, families, and staff: 1233 -- that's 77 per day in our three weeks of school this month
  • Number of TumbleBooks electronic books read and listened to: 146
  • Number of scholar visits to the library: over 600 (14 classes per week plus additional class visits plus individual visits)
  • Number of times scholars used the PebbleGo nonfiction research database: 130

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Blog posts are done! Research, Writing, and Blogging in Second Grade #resvt #vsla #vted




Blog posts are done! You can see them at the RES Second Grade Animal blog.

Second graders at RES have just completed a nonfiction writing and blogging unit. This is a collaborative unit taught by the second grade teachers and Beth Redford, our library media specialist.

First, second graders chose interesting animals, researched them in the PebbleGo online database, and wrote down facts to use in their blog posts.

Second, the scholars used their notes to create informational writing pieces about their animals.

Finally, the second graders used the Blogger iPad app to create posts for the RES Second Grade Animal blog. They typed in the great texts they had written, and then added photographs of their illustrations. We are very proud of all our second grade scholars!

Friday, February 9, 2018

First animal blog posts are up! Research, Writing, and Blogging in Second Grade #resvt #vsla #vted






Arctic Fox illustration from a second grader's blog post


The first blog posts are up! You can see them at the RES Second Grade Animal blog.

Second graders at RES are working on a nonfiction writing and blogging unit. This is a collaborative unit taught by the second grade teachers and Beth Redford, our library media specialist.

First, second graders chose interesting animals, researched them in the PebbleGo online database, and wrote down facts to use in their blog posts.

Second, the scholars used their notes to create informational writing pieces about their animals.

Finally, the second graders used the Blogger iPad app to create posts for the RES Second Grade Animal blog. They typed in the great texts they had written, and then added photographs of their illustrations. Seven posts are already up on the blog, and more posts will be coming in the next few weeks. We are very proud of all our second grade scholars!




Friday, February 2, 2018

January 2018 at the RES Library, By the Numbers #resvt #vsla #vted


second graders researching their favorite animals
for an animal blogging project

January 2018 at the RES library, by the numbers:
  • Number of library books and other materials checked out by RES scholars, families, and staff: 1708 -- that's 81 per day in our five weeks of school this month
  • Number of TumbleBooks electronic books read and listened to: 195
  • Number of scholar visits to the library: over 800 (14 classes per week plus additional class visits plus individual visits)
  • Number of times scholars used the PebbleGo nonfiction research database: 576
  • Number of second graders who began a blogging project about their favorite animals: 40. Stay tuned for their blog posts about meerkats, hedgehogs, and more!