Tuesday, November 8, 2011

(October Edition)

Where did October go? What an awesome month in the library! The kiddos learned a lot and had so much fun in the process! Between our author visit, the Lonestar Storytelling festival, and the fall Book Fair, the library was buzzing with action.  Check out what happened in the Sonntag library for the month of October. Happy reading! :)

Check out some pictures from the fall Book Fair! 

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach
Promoted the 2011-2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2011-2012 2x2 Reading Program with Preschool-2nd grades
Presented a weekly Good Morning Sonntag Book Bits update
Created inviting fall displays to promote reading interests 
Open checkout every day for all Sonntag students, parents, and staff
Attended the Lonestar Storytelling Festival with 4th grade 
Hosted author Kate Klise for our yearly author visit
Planned and hosted the fall Scholastic Book Fair in the library  
Hosted the yearly hearing and vision screening in the library
Weekly preschool storytimes with future Sonntag students and families 
Modified the library schedule so that all students had the opportunity to check out new books before the fall Scholastic Book Fair 
Hosted the Sonntag Student Counsel meetings in the library
Conducted the first Sonntag staff book club meeting

Administrative Activities
Attended PTA board meeting 
Attended Title 1 parent meeting 
Stood as a backup COGAT administrator for 5th grade
Planned, prepared, and managed the fall Scholastic Book Fair
Planned, prepared, and hosted Kate Klise author visit
Contributed to Specials weekly newsletter
Purchased new library books and materials through Scholastic (using Book Fair profits)
Collaborated with 3rd and 4th grade teachers to create leveled browsing boxes
Updated library blog weekly
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Attended the Plano/Richardson ISD Library Media Expo
Attended iPodsiblities professional development 
Attended campus meetings and staff developments
Attended FISD online database professional development 
Read and kept up with new professional library journals 
Submitted a grant to possibly acquire 4 iPod Touches for the Sonntag library

On the Horizon...
New books from the fall Scholastic Book Fair are on the way! 
2nd Sonntag staff book club meeting in December 

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