Library Media Services

School Library Month 2017

To celebrate School Library Month 2017, we are highlighting just some of the great teaching and learning that occurs in our school libraries every day.

Students, in all LPS schools and across the state of Nebraska, are voting for their favorite Golden Sower book. Student Choice awards for books for:
Picture Books – Grades K-2
Chapter Books – Grades 3-5
Golden Sower Novels – Grades 6-8
… will be awarded by the end of April, once all of the votes are in!

The third-grade students at Adams Elementary are writing “How to be…” poems about violent weather as a part of Poetry Month and Severe Weather Awareness Month, which both happen in April.

At McPhee, we’ve been building our collection to reflect the diversity of languages spoken by our school community by adding more books in Spanish, Arabic, Karen, and Vietnamese. We want students to know we value their voices, and that everyone has a place here! You can check out more of our library happenings on our Instagram page – @mcpheelibrary.

The Cat in the Hat visited our Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade classes at Pyrtle Elementary. ‘The cat’ read a book to them in the library, and kids were given a stuffed animal to hold while he read to them. This month fifth graders have been working with their First Grade Buddies to help them complete their animal research. They are using books and library databases to gather information about their animal.

Clinton Elementary just hosted amazing author/illustrator Ralph Masiello who captivated students with humorous anecdotes and stories about his formative years, influences that inform his work and his almost accidental discovery of a career in the arts. The importance of telling your own story in words and pictures was deftly illustrated though a series of drawings that will have a place of honor in every teacher’s classroom!

Dawes Middle School eighth-grade Family and Consumer Science students researched the Blue Zones and made murals to reflect what they learned about the healthy life styles in those five parts of the world.

After library check out, our students at Adams Elementary have time to read silently. Many of our students enjoy reading our Overdrive ebooks during this time. The photo shows how a student has found a creative way to use his Chromebook to accommodate a graphic novel page.

Recently, we challenged our kindergarten students at Adams Elementary to think critically and creatively to build their perfect house much like Jack does in the book, If I Built a House. They were totally engaged and had so much fun during this STEM activity.

Second-grade students at Wysong Elementary studied Fairy Tales and then we spent time using a makers space in which students had to work as teams to do Fairy Tale Problem solving.

Dr. Catalano from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln came and talked about the Roma people and taught the eighth-graders at Lefler Middle School some dance steps.

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Joy Harvey, Coordinator, 402-436-1842

Melody Kenney, Media Coach, 402-436-1832

Pam Cassel, Media Coach, 402-436-1839

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