It has been so much fun working as the new school librarian at St. Bernard these past few weeks. Our students are the best! Here's what we've been up to in the library this month:
Grades K-3: We have been enjoying many holiday books including titles such as Santa Calls by William Joyce, How Many Miles to Bethlehem by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry, Christmas Trolls by Jan Brett, Christmas Around the World by Emily Kelly and Snowmen at Night (and) Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner. K & 1st grade students created their ideas of what snowmen do at night and at Christmas.
Fourth grade students have been busy working on researching various countries around the globe. They've consulted a variety of print and online resources to collect their information, and now they are working on creating posters and powerpoint presentations of the facts they learned.
Grade five students are finishing their diligent fact-finding as "History Mystery" detectives, using context clues provided in an historical fiction scenario where one bit of information is omitted for them to solve. They have learned that research isn't easy, but paying attention to detail can make or break your successful detective work.
Grade six continues listening to "The Invisible Man," a read-aloud started by Mrs. Cote that we just HAD to finish. Gosh, that invisible guy has quite a temper...time for some holiday cheer, Mr. Invisible!
Our seventh and eighth graders continue to work independently in library on their various school work and research projects.