September news letter

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  • 1. [Type a quote from the document or the summary of an interesting point. You can position the text box anywhere in the document. Use the Drawing Tools tab to change the formatting of the pull quote text box.] Iiii S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 3 The 7th grade Reading teachers brought their classes to the library to learn how things work - the VMS way! We watched a “flocabulary” video about the role of the librarian, and then students completed a map of the library before browsing the collection and checking out books. The VMS library shelves hold THOUSANDS of books! But, are they what we want? Is our collection current and relevant to our interests and needs? Are there things that other libraries in the district have that we don’t? The answer to all of these questions is YES! Our collection is big and well-developed. However, there are several titles (in addition to new titles) that I will be adding over the next several weeks, that I think would be valuable additions to our library. So come in and check out the “New Books” case, and see what’s NEW! One of the biggest challenges to being new to a space is trying to figure out what you have. During a week-long “clean-up” of the library, I was able to re-organize, re-locate, and refresh all areas of the facility. At least now I can find a stapler (or five staplers)! This year’s Lone Star Books literally flew off of the shelves. However, eager readers need not be disappointed! This is a great opportunity to access the DIGITAL LILBRARY!
  • 2. “Fiction Mix” This display supports ELAR TEKS, allowing students to make an easy transition from works of fiction to works of non-fiction on a similar topic. What I’ve Read in September 1. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg (2013 Lone Star Book) 2. Almost Home by Joan Bauer (2013 Lone Star Book) 3. Wonder by R. J. Palacio (2013 Lone Star Book) 4. Divergent by Veronica Roth (2012 Lone Star Book) Technology I am Currently Using: • Symbaloo (7th and 8th Grade ELAR) • Weebly (Book Review Blog Site) • Edmodo (Library Worker Group) “Book-to-Movie” This display encourages students to read the book that preceded a favorite movie, allowing students to evaluate varied interpretations of a work.