It was a busy week in the RES Library! Third graders continued learning skills that will help them find books and other materials independently in the library. This week they had a chance to practice alphabetical order, because the fiction books in the library are in alphabetical order by the authors' last names. Each scholar had a chance to be a "letter," and other scholars helped put them in alphabetical order.
They practiced putting words in alphabetical order, and finally call numbers. The "call numbers" below were about to get organized!
Kindergartners explored a new section of the library: the "pink dot" or early reader books. Our Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems live in the pink dot section, and our youngest scholars were happy to find them.
Second graders had a chance to try out the library's Playaways. These are audiobooks on MP3 players that scholars can borrow and listen to in their classrooms or at home. They spent a little time learning how to use them...
and turn them on and off...
and they agreed that the Playways are a great way to listen to a story!
Friday was Crazy Hair Day, a schoolwide celebration that scholars earned by using expected behaviors throughout the school. We celebrated in the library by sharing Barney Saltzberg's funny story Crazy Hair Day about Stanley who wears crazy hair to school...on the wrong day.
And a final picture from the week...one of our second grade scholars after school, so busy reading his library book he didn't notice it was time to leave! Wow, that must be a great book!