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 - November 1, 2019
What a blustery day for our first day of November! It is a great day to curl up and read a good book, and we have many to choose from in the Library! Whether you prefer realistic or historical fiction, a nonfiction book, or a graphic novel, or a fun picture book, we definitely have a wide variety in our Library! Some recent new books that have been popular at book checkout have been Potato Pants, Misunderstood Shark, Girl Running: The story of Bobbi Gibb, Small Spaces, Sweep, Inkling, The Babysitters Club (graphic novel versions), and Dog Man.
The 5th and 6th grade classes have been hard at work the past several classes working on Library projects that showcase an area of the Library. Several student groups chose to create videos using WeVideo, which were very creative! I have seen videos advertising graphic novels, fiction books, nonfiction (history/biography), and our Makerspace area.
The Library is also getting set up this week to host the Scholastic Book Fair for our PTO. Students will get an opportunity to visit the Book Fair during Library classes next week to create wish lists and browse/shop for books. Check out this week’s Rainbow Connection for the Book Fair schedule, and information about the Ice Cream Social being hosted by the PTO!
As a reminder, students in Grades 1-6 are allowed to check out 1-2 books and Kindergarten friends check out 1 book 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. 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. Thank you for your help in finding “lost” books, and helping your child return their books. It is sincerely appreciated.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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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.)