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We have a few CHANGES after NINE WEEKS

Well, the first NINE WEEKS is behind us, and students are feeling comfortable and confident in the library, and because of this, certain library routines will not be necessary for the future.

The biggest change is that students will not be using STUDENT RUBRICS to evaluate themselves anymore because their behavior and understanding of the library procedures is at a higher level. Instead of the evaluation at the end of class, students will have an opportunity to visualize their behavior throughout the class period with the “GOOD CHOICE” and “BAD CHOICE” chart in the library. In most cases, I will be the one moving the “pins” up and down, but there are a few occasions where students can move the “pins” themselves.

The other change is that 2nd, 1st, and kindergarten are now using the KINDLE FIRE more throughout the class period. Students have the opportunity to work on math, reading, writing, and social studies activities with the use of the APPS on the devices.

Another change in the library is the fact that we are finally able to focus on the book shelves and organize them a little better since the students are use to the library schedule. We even have a few students helping with this process.

Hopefully, these changes will be beneficial for everyone involved, as well as increase the opportunities for students to grow as individuals.

YOUTUBE CHANGE

Using VIDEO in the library has proven to be a good addition to the routine. Students are excited about viewing the videos of their friends, as well as other students in the building.

As of today, the YOUTUBE channel will still be there, but all of the videos will be PRIVATE. This way, students can still learn from others, but there will no longer be a place of the public to view student videos.

There hasn’t been a problem with the videos being PUBLIC, but it is unnecessary to have the videos PUBLIC for what we want to accomplish in the library with students learning and sharing. YOUTUBE is a great place to “store” the videos because of the space and accessibility for the teachers and students.

There will still be videos that can be viewed by the PUBLIC, but they will only be seen through the library BLOG or FACEBOOK page.