News From the Library–March 14, 2011

Ah Choo!!!

After having a terrible cold for over 10 days (and pretty much knowing exactly who gave it to me) I read Sneezy Louise by Irene Breznak to Kindergarteners this week.  We even practiced the right way to sneeze or cough (into your elbow) and each Kindergartener got to take a piece of lotion infused Kleenex from my special box.  That was a real hit!!  This book is a great way to remind students about keeping all of us healthy during cold and flu season.

Also in the Library this week…..

Kindergarten–see opening post

First, Second, and Third Grades–It was voting week!  Students got the chance to vote for their favorite from among the 5 nominees for California Young Reader Medal.  Stay tuned for the results next week….

Fourth Grade–Digital etiquette was our topic this week and we watched a short video on BrainPop and then took a quiz.  As students of younger and younger ages are participating is social networking sites it’s important  for them to be reminded of correct and safe use of the internet.

Fifth and Sixth Grade– This week learned about how to make a quality comment on a blog.  I used last week’s blog post and all the comments I received on it to demonstrate how a blog works and how valuable a good comment can be.  With students spending so much time in the Web 2.0 environment it is important for them to understand what happens when they put information on the internet.  Many students still don’t grasp the danger of revealing personal information or making inappropriate posts or comments.  By giving them a simple understanding of the mechanics of how their words are published online in emails, tweets, facebook postings, and blog comments the hope is that they will understand the need for caution.  This week they saw a presentation about blogs and looked at the comments from our blog to evaluate if they met our criteria for a quality blog post.  Next week, they are going to make their own blog comment on our Skills Blog that addresses these issues.

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One comment on “News From the Library–March 14, 2011

  1. Greg says:

    I set a reminder to check back on results of your blogging exercise. Glad I did. Recently contemplating ways to justify the power of librarians to administrators who are searching for programs to shrink and eliminate, BAM, I realized how powerful your weekly blog posts are. Not only is this a wonderful tool to share your message with parents and teachers, and a journal for your own records, but it is also a way to highlight your successes to school leadership. I’m sure you already know this, but I wanted to thank you for the idea and congratulate you on the quality of your efforts.

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