Welcome to the Poultney Elementary School Library Makerspace! Our school library is located in the center of the school and is a resource for our students and faculty. Our goal is to try to integrate technology and information literacy along with inspiring a lifelong love of books and reading! Please check here often for library news, what’s new on the shelves, as well as for resources and activities to help with homework or projects!
Mrs. DeKalb, Librarian
Library News - October 8, 2019
Library classes are now in full swing for all classes. Students in Grades 1-6 have started checking out books. As a reminder, students in Grades 1-6 are allowed to check out 1-2 books each Library class provided that their books have been returned. Books/Magazines are checked out for 1 week, and may be renewed up to three times. If the book is being used for a school project or book report, students may renew the book beyond three times until their project is complete. Kindergarten students are starting to check out books now that they have had their fourth Library class and learned about book care, and library routines. Additionally, Kindergarten friends only check out one book. Pre-Kindergarten students also visit the Library weekly, but do not check out books until later in the school year.
Overdue book reminders are getting sent home regularly this year as a gentle reminder to students to return their books. I am trying to send them home every other week at this point in time.
So, what have we been learning about in Library classes? Kindergarten is learning about the parts of a book and reviewing our “library words” of author and illustrator. Kindergarten is also really enjoying book checkout! First and Second Grade have been learning about the parts of a book and how our library is organized. In Third Grade we are reviewing how to read the information found on OPAC to help us find specific information about our Library books such as the call number, its copyright, and whether it is part of a series. Grades 5/6 students are wrapping up Library projects about the different areas in our Library and using either WeVideo or Google Slides to create their presentations.
We have many new books on display throughout our Library! There are some great new selections to choose from including many from this year’s “Dorothy’s Books” and Red Clover Award list of nominees!
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Links for today’s Maker Area challenge:
These are for reference purposes if you need help getting ideas or help getting started with building your catapult. You can modify these ideas to make your own version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXPD4nMED-k (Use rubber bands instead of zip ties. See Mrs. DeKalb for a binder clip.)