Monday, August 31, 2009

First Week

It was great having students back in the library last week. Second, fourth, and fifth grades loved listening to Punk Farm by Jarrett Krosoczka. Yes, even the fifth graders were singing along with the story!

First graders met my "Book Baby" for the first time. We brainstormed a list of things you should never do to a baby. Then, I revealed that inside the blanket and diaper was a little book. We then went through the list again to see if we would do those same things to a book. Example: "You should never hit a baby. Should you hit a book? No!" We learned the phrase "Baby Your Books" which reminds students to treat their library books as if they were their babies.

Third graders went on a scavenger hunt in the library looking for Waldo of Where's Waldo fame. They worked in pairs to locate Waldos around the library and answer questions about different areas of the library. They did a great job and reacquainted themselves with the library in the process.

Kindergarten didn't come in the first week of school because they were so busy! I did meet some of them when they were going on a bear hunt in the school. I wonder if they ever found the bear? Kindergarten will start coming this week and will learn about the library for several weeks before they check out their first book.

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