I had to grab my phone and get this picture today when I realized how many different student activities were taking place at one time in the Library. If you count, you'll see 9 students (plus two at other tables). You'll also see Mrs. Renner, paraprofessional, who was helping Mrs. McGill and working with some of the students.
What made the scene so interesting to me was that it encompassed three totally independent student activities. One group of students was working on a special project. Another group was taking the STAR Reading assessment. The last two were taking Accelerated Reading Practice (AR) quizzes.
The library isn't always quite as busy as this, but keep in mind that this was going on in an "empty" block - no library classes scheduled. During this "empty" block, I was working with 5 students, Mrs. Renner with 4, and another 2 children came independently to do AR quizzes
Teachers take advantage of the sign-up sheet to reserve the library, or they are encouraged to use our resources and space if it doesn't interfere with library classes. The library is often a "hotbed of activity" and I love it!