Great article I found on Pinterest...Seven Things You Should be Doing as You Read with Your Child:
Also of note, that isn't actually on the report...I got our campus signed up for Read to Succeed Friday afternoon. More information about that as it becomes available will be forthcoming. According to the information on the site more info will be out on Monday, Oct. 15th.
Pk-K began library classes earlier this school year. We have been talking about book care...if your child is talking about not eating their book then that is why. The title we have been discussing has been called, "Read It, Don't Eat It." :0)
Mrs. Jefferson's 1-3 class has their Book Box Book Reports on display in the library.
4-6 has learned how to log on to the library catalog and request books from other schools via inter-library loan. You can do this also as a staff member! Log in by clicking on "My Account" and use your staff ID. You may need to add a "1" or a "10" in front of your number to make it 7 digits long. The PIN is the last 4 digits of your staff ID. To search all of DISD please use the url library.dallasisd.org.
You can also access the library using our App!! Click here for more information on downloading to your iDevice or Android.
iStation is still pending...we've not received any information about using it this school year other than it may be available for Middle School.
Hope everyone has a wonderful, happy, safe Thanksgiving holiday!
Students, remember to bring your books back in after the holiday to return or renew...
PK/K Parents, remember to send those library book backpacks back after break! Thx to Mrs. Moring's class who is already ready for next, next Tuesday :0)
First off, I want to say a special thank you to Ms. Bixler and Ms. Wright for getting some thank you notes together for Trinity City Books who gave us the book donation at the end of September. Thanks ladies!
Next, I have not gotten the magazine brochure finished like I wanted to this past month. I'm sorry, please know that it is still in the works and hopefully will be wrapped up soon! But our new magazines are beginning to arrive in the library!
Also, I need to mention that in the past couple of weeks it came to my library director's attention that we do not have a wi-fi hotspot in the library and apparently we should. It's under discussion and I am hopeful. Please keep your fingers crossed!!
I placed our fall book order this past month totaling ~$2,700 on October 22 and those books should hopefully be arriving before Christmas. :0) I'm very excited to get some new series and have also ordered some audio books called playaways that I think the students will really like.
When those come in, I will do a short orientation with students on how to use those with each class. I will also post instructions here on the blog so that students can access them at home and parents can see how they work and know the rules for using them.
Our library website is really getting some usage! We had 313 page views this past month and 267 of those were unique visitors! Wow!
Upcoming is the Book Fair...it should be arriving sometime this week. I have several parents who have signed up to help Ms. Crawford and I get it all set up this Friday, Nov. 5th. It will be open as a sneak peek for teachers ONLY this Friday. Book Fair flyers will go home in Thursday Folders this week and we have some flyers to send home with middle school as well. The Book Fair will run Nov. 8-12 8:00 am until 4:30 pm each day except Friday. Friday, Nov. 12 we will close at 2:30 to close up and pack up so that it will be ready for pick up the next week.
Finally, we had several classes sign-up for a regular library time. Check out the schedule in the Calendar section. PK/K are coming to the library every week for story time and check out! The students received a special book backpack for their library books. :0) Ms. Jefferson's 1-3 class is alternating weeks and part of the class comes to the library for a lesson or story or computer research while the other half goes out to work on their nature journal then they switch. Ms. Young's 4-6 class is coming in three small groups every other week where I do a book talk with the students, then they check out. I've also noticed that some of you seem to have pretty regular groups that you send on certain days of the week which is nice too :0)
Have an excellent week!
See you in the library,
Kari L. Worsham, M.L.S.
Harry Stone Montessori Academy Library
Dear PK/K Parents,
This week your child began checking out books from the library to bring home to read! Each student received a blue library book backpack to keep their library books in when taking them back and forth between home and school. The book backpack and library book needs to be returned to school each week on the day their class visits the library so that your child may check out another book that day. When choosing their books the children are given a choice of a fiction book (storybook) or a non-fiction book (real things, fairy tales, holidays, etc.). For now, we are choosing just one book but eventually they will choose one of each.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me!
Dallas ISD’s Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Classes to Participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record --OnThursday, Oct. 7, prekindergarten and kindergarten classes will be participating in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a world record-breaking campaign that brings children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world. Students will read a special edition of Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day donated by Pearson Foundation.
Ms. Worsham, librarian, for Harry Stone Montessori Academy, a PK-8 school in Dallas ISD.