The biggest change in the Crescent School Library is that is actually functioning as a library. I am only teaching one class, Psychology, instead of three classes, so the library is now available for five periods instead of two. There are teachers who are actually using the library as a library, which means research opportunities for middle school students, as well as seniors working on the computers on various projects for their new English teacher. The Noon Readers, 4th and 5th graders, are more focused, with their teachers adding accountability by requiring reading logs, so all of the Noon Readers are reading more. It seems a little strange to see the library being used - and it's wonderful!!
Library lessons taught so far this year have been library vocabulary, a scavenger hunt using QR Codes and iPads, using the online catalog, and digital safety.
One book order from Follett was received, with an additional 93 titles added to the collection. I am working on a book order which I would like to send off before the winter break. With increased time for library management tasks, more books have been cataloged, repaired, and weeded from the collection to make it as current and readable as possible.
So far, so good - it's been a good year so far!!