Wednesday, December 7, 2011

( November Edition)

Happy winter, Sonntag Community! November was a fantastic month of fabulous activities and happenings! Not only did the library host the first Scholastic Book Fair of the year but the students (big and small) enjoyed lots of reading, activities, and fun. Check out what happened in the month of November! Happy reading! :)

Check out the new Fact of the Day by Mrs. Mattei board! Each day Mrs. Mattei adds a new fact to the board as well as the source she acquired the fact from! You NEVER know what new fact you will learn! 

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts & Checkins)

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Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach
Hosted UIL Spelling tryouts (Mrs. Mattei is the coach)
Promoted the 2011-2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award Programwith 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2011-2012 2x2 Reading Program with Preschool-2nd grades
Presented a weekly Good Morning Sonntag Book Bits update
Maintained student writer & new items displays to promote reading interests 
Started a daily Fact of the Day by Mrs. Mattei fact
Open checkout every day for all Sonntag students, parents, and staff
Hosted the fall Scholastic Book Fair in the library as well as Bonding With Books during Scholastic Book Fair
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 and after the Thanksgiving Break
Hosted the Sonntag Student Counsel meetings in the library
Hosted a student as the 'Librarian of the Day' (who was 'hired' during Sonntag's College Week)
Hosted 4th grade students as library helpers 
Hosted parent library volunteers

Administrative Activities
Attended PTA board meeting 
Managed the fall Scholastic Book Fair
Met with Scholastic reps to wrap up fall Book Fair
Contributed to Specials weekly newsletter
Purchased new library books and materials through Scholastic (using Book Fair profits)
Processed new library books acquired during Scholastic book Fair
Ordered dedication books
Updated library blog weekly
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Attended monthly district library meeting
Attended Google Docs professional development 
Attended campus meetings and staff developments
Read and kept up with new professional library journals 

On the Horizon...
New books from the fall Scholastic Book Fair are on the way! 
UIL Spelling Team will be attending weekly practices in the library 
3rd Sonntag staff book club meeting in January 
Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be open from February 13th through February 17th 

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