Books from Verizon
The Chariho district elementary libraries were fortunate to receive free books from Verizon. Each elementary school was able to purchase $250 of paperbacks from the Scholastic catalog. The books arrived and have been cataloged and processed for the library. There are several new Geronimo Stilton, new Goosebumps and copies of other favorite titles. I was also able to buy some chunky board books that are sometimes needed by teachers.
The donation from Verizon was very generous. Here's a big public "thank-you" to Verizon for adding to our school library.
Here's a brief overview at library lessons in January:
Kindergarten - some classes have been enjoying Katy No-Pocket and others are learning about selecting books from the library.
Grade 1 - I have been sharing more Caldecott books to prepare for the announcement of the new winner on January 26th. All classes heard Strega Nona last week and will be extending their enjoying during an art project with Mrs. Rich.
Grade 2 - Students are learning about how some of our library books are organized. Ask if they know what a call number is and what the letters on the spine label mean!
Grade 3 - We've begun a unit on Internet safety, using the I-SAFE curriculum. Students are well aware of being careful on the Internet so we cover strategies they can use, especially thinking and making good choices.
Grade 4 - As a collaboration with classroom teachers, each student will prepare a short PowerPoint slide show about the state they are researching. Since many students have not used PowerPoint, they're all excited to get started!