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"BULLET POINTS WAY"
September Week #1 - Library Policies and Procedures
1. Library Rules -
R - RESPECT OTHERS AND PROPERTY
U - USE A SOFT or SILENT VOICE
L - LISTEN TO OTHERS WITH RESPECT (teacher and peers)
E - ENJOY reading and BEING IN THE LIBRARY.
S - SHELF BOOKS CORRECTLY - put on cart if you can't reshelf it.
IF YOU NEED TO SAY SOMETHING, RAISE YOUR HAND.
IF YOU NEED TO USE THE RESTROOM.....
2. Who's been to the library?
What did you notice? Quiet, helpers, tons of books, check out books, whispering...
What else did you notice?
3. NO checkout today.
4. Fun things this year:
What would you like to do?
5. Read: "We Are In a Book" by Mo Willems
(show other books by him and stuffed puppets... Change voices for piggy and elephant. Discuss with lots of laughter!)
Other Resources: Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, Ill. by Kevin Hawkes or Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes; other books to read the 1st or 2nd week are "David Goes to School" by David Shannon, "One" by Kathryn Otoshi, "Max Goes to the Library", "Goldisocks and the 3 Libearians", "The Library Lady",...
6. Art Activity: Draw and color your favorite story, with the name of the story writeen under.
Vocabulary: borrow, check-out, check-in, librarian, procedures, rules, respect, REsponsibility, shelf sticks
***Optional Activity: Read one of the books above and discuss why we need rules. Review rules and practice them each week until students get them down.
September Week #2 Circulation -
- Review policies and procedures with thumbs up/thumbs down game or red light green light sticks.
- Demonstrate correct check in /out methods, using shelf sticks and using library materials appropriately.
- Entering the library and checking in books.
- finding a place to sit
- Distribution of shelf sticks by students themselves.
- NO FIGHTING WITH STICKS or NO CHECK OUT.
- Standing in line to check out books.
- The librarian checks out books to students.
- Read in a comfy place after check out silently. REMEMBER SILENT MEANS SILENT.
- Bring a book if you don't want to check out a book.
- PRACTICE ALL OF THIS 2-3 TIMES.
- FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS IF THERE IS TIME: REVIEW A SHORT BOOK ON SEPT. 11TH OR THE TITANIC WHICH IS NOT SCARY TO THEM.
- FOR OLDER STUDENTS IF THERE IS TIME: Review a book about Sept. 11th or the Titanic, while students listen with respect
For older students (Grades 3 and up.)
Title: September 11th Remembered
Library Objective: To remember those who lost their lives, their heroic acts and celebrate the love we feel for America. Check out Education World for many great lesson plans, highlighted in a future post on Sept. 8th, 2012.
Resources: Here is a great new book that commemorates the 10th year anniversary of the falling of the towers.
- Reading level: Ages 6 and up
- Hardcover: 64 pages (summarize and paraphrase)
Vocabulary: heroism, patriotic, commemorate