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Did you know that I teach computer skills too? Librarian technologist are a perfect fit for teaching all about finding the right information and understanding it, whether in book format or online.
At my mini computer lab in the library I teach grade level skills from the basics as you see here, to keyword searching, to website accuracy, all with a big emphasis on online safety.
So September's Library Contest was a READ poster that featured why reading is an adventure. I had tons of entries and they were all fantastic. I will announce the winners later this week (since I am teaching research during the time final announcements are made!!). Here are some, in case you were curious!!
Our Fall Newsletter is available! Hooray. Check it out to find out the latest on the upcoming bookfair, author visit, this year's theme, and more!
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Recognize this fantastic local duo? They have been to Ensign before..... and they will be back here very soon!!
Mark and Caralyn Buehner
Ensign Elementary Library Media Center
October 10 Thursday
Between 1 to 2 pm.
Pre-Order is available until Oct 4 .
Download this form for more information.
Their Webpage: http://buehnerbooks.com/
I am fascinated with Learning Stations. They showcase how the information in library books can be put into action. I have more to add coming soon. Hint: Duct tape!
This is my second year, so I have less names to memorize, less light switches to find, and a much better plan of action. My plan was to brighten up the library! With no direct window outside, tall brick walls, and florescent panel lights...well it can look kind of stark. Still working on a few more!
By the way, most of these ideas came from this Pinterest collection put together by Cari Young.
Do you how hard it is to get tape of anykind or form to stick to brick!! ARG!!
Here are some of the new chairs, purchased with money from our amazing Spring Book Fair!
Here is new corner for the upper grades to read in. They can draw on the front side of display with markers, it asks them what books they read over the summer, they can also draw the back with chalk. Of course, there are some cozy bean bag chairs, also from the Spring Book Fair!
Hey Students! Welcome back! I am so glad to be your Librarian Technologist. This year we are going on so many adventures! This starts with more technology -from internet skills, to exploring the world online, and using technology tools. We are going to spend more time learning how books and technology can go hand in hand through some fantastic read alouds!
I am being 100% sincere when I say that some of the students report they honestly have never been to a public library before. That crushes me! One of my main goals is to encourage a life-long use of public libraries through marketing, visits from the local library, and incentives. In the meantime, these students are experiencing a school library. That means a lesson comes along with the books, that means using your brain power! Part of the fun of a public library is that you can choose to learn something OR just have fun exploring the books and reading areas. Drumroll please, in comes the Couch Potato Award! A chance to have a school library time that is just for being in the library: no lesson, no chatty teacher, no assignment. Classes can earn a couch potato each library time through good behavior. Once they have earned enough Couch Potato's -well they get the award! Students can just explore with library for a class period!!!
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