Friday, September 30, 2011

Busy!


This past week I read my primary students Swim! Swim! by James Proimos.  It is quite humorous--and yet to me, the humor was in hear the giggles that abounded and the knees that were slapped as Lerch swims with his new lady fish friend.

Along with hearing a great story, and laughing together, the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders are learning about call numbers and how they work in the Everybody Section.

Third through sixth graders are learning/reviewing how to find books in the fiction section.


Working as a team

We found our book!

Using author's last name and alphabet order

Using Call Numbers
UPDATE: I have had so many requests for my powerpoint for this activity, that I am putting a link up on my GOOGLE DOCS. Please note, you will have to download the slideshow. I noticed that much of my punctuation got messed up, and tuned into letters-- so please look it over and fix any errors. The place that says "Super Librarian" is where I have my own name typed in. Please feel free to change any images or wording to fit your own library. After teaching this lesson many times, I have noticed that students have the most difficult time finding books that are represented by a dash on the guide sticker. I would recommend directly teaching this.

Even the books are stacked up!
We miss Mrs. M. (check out this line!)
On a side note, it has been extremely busy in the library--especially when Mrs. M. is gone to help with MAP testing.  This is a frequent scene, as I try to check everyone out.  I am not nearly as skilled as she is as getting the students through the line in a speedy way!  Notice the books piling up to be checked in...yeah for MAP!

I have also been updating my book trailers, and making some of my own.  Check it out!

32 comments:

  1. I know this post is from last year, but how did you do your lesson with finding books? Did you give them the sticks, or did they have to go find them? Also, how did you make the sticks and how many different ones? This is a FANTASTIC activity and I would LOVE to do it with my library kiddos this year! Thanks!! :-)

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  2. Angie--

    Thanks. First I taught a lesson on how the fiction section was organized, and we discussed/learned about call numbers. Then the students were sent out to find books after I had shown the organization. They worked with a partner, and had to check in with an adult. If you give me your email, I will send you my powerpoint.

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    1. Would love a copy of your powerpoint.
      chenderson@crosbyisd.org

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    2. I'm starting in the library this fall and I think this is exactly the kind of thing I want to do! If you are still willing to send the powerpoint, I'd love it and will give you full credit. HuangAtFinch@yahoo.ca
      Thanks!
      Christina

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    3. I am a new librarian at an elementary school also. I would love this powerpoint as well if it is still available. My email is kputman@stjohn.k12.la.us
      Thx, Kelly

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    4. I'm also a new elementary librarian who just found your blog while searching for Dewey activities! If you are still willing to share the powerpoint and info about the call number activity etc I'd love to have it!

      Thanks,
      Carolyn

      carolyn.scaia@gmail.com

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  3. Could you also send me your PPT as well. This lesson looks great. What did you use for your sticks? Do you have a template for the pics/call numbers?
    Thanks!

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  4. Can I get it too?? MY addy is laura.coyne@hcps.org

    Thanks a bunch!!
    Laura

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  5. Oh, me three! What a great lesson idea! margaret.schoen@gmail.com

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  6. Me too please! cpotter@chouteauwildcats.com

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  7. May I have it as well? brackenc@georgetownisd.org
    Thank you!!

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  8. I would love a copy of your presentation as well! I'm a new Library Media Tech for two elementary schools and looking for ways to teach my students about Dewey and the importance of library organization. serrendipitee(at)hotmail(dot)com Thank you so much! ~Venessa

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  9. I would also love a copy migdalia.aguero@palmbeachschools.org

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  10. I would also love a copy! :) SissyRadford(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks!

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  11. I would love a copy as well!! laurie.yanishewski@gppsd.ab.ca

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  12. I would love to have appt too : ghart@greenwood.esc18.net

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  13. I would love to have a copy of your PPT too! Can you tell me how you used the "shelf markers" that are pictured above as well?
    Thanks! tammy.holley@springbranchisd.com

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  14. I do a nonfiction book scavengar hunt with my students....find a book about alligators, baseball, drawing, a fairytale, etc. and they use the OPAC search but your lesson would be ideal for my younger students. When you get a chance can you email me the ppt too?
    My address is JessicaMunich@gmail.com
    Thanks so much! :)

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  15. ...and another school would love to find out about your power point and stick! Could you please contact me bgiblin@sturgeon.ab.ca ? Thanks so much! Bernie

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  16. I would also love a copy and your tips on prepping the sticks. My email is mdahlheimer@fscsmn.org. Thanks. Mary Beth

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  17. I would love to have your tips and powerpoint, too. What grade level isw the PPT geared to? mmoyer@donegal.k12.pa.us Thanks, Molly

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  18. Me,too!!!! gldscott@iss.k12.nc.us

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  19. Could you please send me a copy of your ppt and tell me how you did the sticks? I'm really interested in making sticks like these for sections of my library as well, so it would be very helpful to know what you used to make them. My email address is snowspedie@msn.com.
    Thank you!!

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  20. I would love a copy of the powerpoint! Thank you so much!! deborah.benavides@ccboe.net

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  21. I would love to have this lesson as well as the shelf markers. Great Job and thanks for sharing!! favorite_favors@yahoo.com

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  22. I would also love to have this lesson on the shelf markers. Thanks for sharing! cvcruz112@gmail.com

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  23. I am a librarian at an elementary school and would love this powerpoint if it is still available. My email is creed@cornerstoneacademyk12.com
    Thanks so much, Cammie

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  24. Sorry, it looks like you've gotten a ton of requests for that PowerPoint, but can I get it too? :) Thanks!
    melissashalter@nokomis.k12.il.us

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  25. I'd love the PowerPoint as well. Thanks! jzimmerman@stursula.org

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  26. Hi! I just accepted a position as a library media specialist. I found your post on Pinterest and was wondering if I could have the PowerPoint too please?

    eburchell21@gmail.com

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  27. I'd love the PowerPoint too. Please and thank you!
    erin.simons@lsr7.net

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