Thursday, January 5, 2012

(December Edition)

Happy New Year, Y'all!! I hope you and your family had a wonderful break and a fantastic holiday! I had an awesome break but it is so great to be back and working with Sonntag students, family, and the community. :)

This New Years I decided to make a reading resolution. I plan to read 100 [or more] books by the end of 2012. If you would like to make this resolution, check out my post here. It is a simple and easy way for me to not only to read some great children's, teen's, and adult reads but it is also a great way for me to better serve the patrons of my campus. What's your New Year's resolution? 


          2012 Reading Challenge  

        Mrs. has      
             read 9 books toward her goal of 100 books.                 




        9 of 100 (9%)

          view books

Another exciting event for the Sonntag library is that I (Mrs. Mattei) won a grant from the Frisco Education Foundation! With this AMAZING grant, 4 iPod Touches will be added to the library for students to use for research as well as finding their next great read! 

Want to know more about this amazing foundation? Click here
Want to know more about other grant winners? Click here!
Want to learn more about Mrs. Mattei's grant? Click here

Check out the Sonntag library statistics for the month of December! Happy reading! :) 

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts & Checkins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach
Hosted UIL Spelling meeting with UIL Spelling compeditors
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 
Updated a daily Fact of the Day by Mrs. Mattei fact
Open checkout every day for all Sonntag students, parents, and staff
Weekly preschool storytimes with future Sonntag students and families 
Modified the library schedule (as needed) to accommodate classes who needed to check out books before Winter Break
Hosted the Sonntag Student Counsel meetings in the library
Hosted 4th grade students as library helpers 
Hosted parent library volunteers
Hosted staff luncheon in the library
Facilitated staff book club meeting

Administrative Activities
Contributed an article for the PTA newsletter
Collaborated with a 3rd and a 4th grade teacher to create leveled book browsing boxes for their classrooms
Helped administration relieve grade levels during lunch and recess duties
Attended and facilitated a booth at the Sonntag Science Night
Planned UIL Spelling meetings and activities
Met with Scholastic representative about the spring 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 FairUpdated library blog weekly
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
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 & February
Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be open from February 13th through February 17th 

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