Regions of Georgia

Second grade has been coming all week to learn about the regions of Georgia.  There were six centers that students rotated through.  We had lots of help from the second grade teachers, student teachers, and substitute teachers.  On Friday, we did a Senteo quiz on the Smart Board.  I hope that the students had a great time and learned a lot.  Here are some photos.  Take a look.

Book Builder Deadline

I will be submitting the September Book Builder order on Monday September 29.  All September dedications should be turned in by Friday.  Don’t forget that forms are available in the media center and on our website.  The wish list is also available on the site for you to select a book yourself.  I’m happy to work with your child to select a book or to select a book for you. 

Thank you to everyone who has made this program a success.  We’ve put 44 new books into our media center with this program already.

Don’t forget that the book fair is coming.  You’ll be getting more info soon about the book fair and the storybook parade.  My monthly newsletter will come home in Monday’s purple folder.

Second Day Breaks Record

Well…I just thought we checked out a lot of books yesterday.  Today, six more classes and a few other students visited the media center and checked out 286 books.  For those of you wanting to do a math problem:  We checked out 222 books yesterday.  Today we checked out 286 books.  How many more books did we check out today than yesterday?

I have really enjoyed chatting with students about books.  I can tell that this is going to be such a wonderful job.  I love hearing about the students’ interests.  We’re already finding areas where we need to build up our collection based on student interest.  We’re taking notes and we’ll try to buy some new books throughout the year.  Also, many books were returned to the media center today because students had already finished them! Many of our new books are getting rave reviews from students.  I enjoyed hearing what students thought about the books that they returned.  We’re off to a great start.  Keep checking out those books.

First Day of Checkout

Today was a whirlwind.  We had six classes visit the media center.  I spent time introducing myself to all of the students.  Then, we shared a book together.  Grades K-2 are hearing The Shelf Elf and Grades 3-5 are hearing Wild About Books.  We have taken time to talk about taking care of our media center and its books so that it will be available for us everyday.  Students were eager to checkout books.  Many of them checked out our new books, while others found old favorites to check out again.  In all, we checked out 222 books today.  I was very impressed.  Here are a few pics of students enjoying the first day.

Ready for Checkout

The media center will open for checkout on Monday.  Most classes have already signed up to come to the media center for an orientation and a time to checkout.  Once students come to orientation, they will be free to visit the media center anytime their teacher allows them time to come or when they come in small groups or classes.  It’s going to be a busy week next week.  I’ll post an update on how our first week of checkout goes.

On another note, you will eventually be able to search our card catalog from home.  Right now, it can only be searched at school.  We are in the middle of switching our ciruclation systems, so it will take some time to make everything transition smoothly.

First Day

Well…the first day of school went really well at Barrow.  I enjoyed meeting so many of you last night at A Taste of Barrow.  Several classes came through today to say hello.  Next week, teachers have signed up to bring their classes to the media center for the first time.  We’ll be doing an orientation to the media center, and of course reading a great book too!  I look forward to seeing all of the students next week and start checking out lots of great books.