This week was tech-heavy for grades 3-5. With students eager to be allowed onto the computers and iPads to search for books themselves, a refresher course in how to use the online card catalog was in order. Starting next week I will encourage the students to find their books themselves, especially in non-fiction. Time to become friends with Dewey Decimal numbers!
After that, students competed in teams to prove who knows the OQS Library the best via a rousing game of Jeopardy. There were laughs, some tears, a little frustration, but overall the most engaged conversations about spine labels and genres we’ve ever had! Nothing like a little competition!
Library introductions are over! Looking forward to starting our Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award-nominated book with 4th and 5th grade, Just Like Jackie, next week! 2nd and 3rd grade will begin a short, early chapter book, Dory Fantasmagory! Hope you all have a great weekend and find time to curl up with a good book!