Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy March, Sonntag Community! Are you loving this warm weather? February was an extremely busy month in the library. The library hosted the spring Book Fair. The spring Book Fair was a HUGE success! Students, parents, and teachers truly enjoyed the Book Fair and books were added to home, classroom, & the library. 

In addition to a wildly successful spring Book Fair, 5th grade students completed their ecosystems research using library books, encyclopedias, as well as online databases. Check out some of the pictures from these busy researchers: 

Check out the library stats from February!

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 practices 
Assisted in 5th grade ecosystems research 
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 book & 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 
Hosted the Sonntag Student Counsel meetings in the library
Hosted 4th grade students as library helpers 
Hosted parent library volunteers
Facilitated staff book club meeting

Administrative Activities
Assisted in UIL grading
Attended PTA Board meeting
Represented the Specials team at Chick-fil-A spirit night
Promoted a mobile app for the Sonntag Library
Planned, set up, & hosted  the Spring Book Fair
Facilitated the Six Flags Read to Succeed reading program
Contributed an article for the PTA newsletter
Collaborated & maintained leveled book browsing boxes for a 4th grade teacher's classroom
Planned UIL Spelling practices and activities
Met with Scholastic representative to complete Book Fair financials
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
Updated library blog and Twitter account weekly
Planned weekly library lessons
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Attended district-level professional development at HHS on February 20th
Attended district-level library meeting
Attended campus meetings
Read and kept up with new professional library journals 

On the Horizon...
New books purchased from the spring Scholastic Book Fair are on the way! 
The next Sonntag staff book club meeting in April 
Six Flags Read to Succeed participants will receive their ticket later in the spring

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Want to keep up with the events of the Sonntag Library? Scan this QR code to get the official Sonntag Library app! Happy reading! :) 
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Wait...is that a frog Mrs. Mattei is kissing??? 

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