Thursday, April 5, 2012

School Library Month

Every month is school library month at SCSD, but April is when we pull out all the stops and celebrate. 
At Lakeview, the highlight of the month is D.E.A.R. family reading night.
Students, staff, family and neighbors are invited and welcomed to drop by just to relax a few moments to READ. It is one of my favorite nights of the year.

When that is over, I will be presenting my IGNITE slideshow to the SCSD School Board.

All month, the SMS Media Center is hosting a spectacular display in recognition of the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. It is bringing in lots of traffic and stirring up interest in the history of the event.

Next week we will be asking students and staff to share their thoughts about the Media Center on a poster just outside our entrance. We can't wait to read the comments.

At the high school, School Library Week dovetails nicely with National Poetry Month, so we celebrate both with displays and activities. Mrs Nielsen's 9th grade Language Arts students will be creating "book spine poetry" and sharing with another LA class in Van Meter. The result will be an online collection shared using FlipSnack.

We will also be running a YouTube playlist of poetry videos and scheduling an open mic poetry reading at the end of the month.

SHS students will be invited to submit essays (200 words or more) via Google Docs with the theme of "What the Media Center means to me". The prize will be a $20 Barnes & Noble gift card.

April is always a busy month - but we love it!

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