The weeks leading up to library classes have been busy & productive as I prepared for all our Reed students to begin library this week.
It is so wonderful to see our Reed raccoons back in library!
If you're new to Reed, you'll soon discover that each week, I post a little about what we've been doing in library & also other significants events relevant to our wonderful world of words here at Reed.
This week was all about what we do when we come to library:
We started off reminding ourselves all about library bodies, whole body listening - a very gruff bear (A Library Book for Bear by Bonney Becker) reminded us just how special it can be allowing ourselves to relax into story time, especially when we can follow library rules -
We also touched on book care - our 1st & 2nd graders worked on their library contracts:
While our Kindergartners received their "Practice Library Books"; a small booklet to take home, share with their families & return, ready for their first real library book!
Finally, to get familiar with this special place, our Reed readers had an opportunity to explore the book spaces I update with regularly changing displays. Each library class gets time for a quiet reading moment after check out so that even students unable to check out a book for the week, can enjoy an exploration -
Don't forget to visit my blog next week & hear more about our developing Library Skills program & the introduction of our Book Return Challenge for classrooms!
Welcome to the on-line home of Reed Library! I'm so pleased you came to visit & hope you keep coming back to read my blog on our latest happenings, new books & our exciting digital citizenship program!