Monday, April 2, 2012

(March Edition)

March was a fantastic month to be in the library! Throughout the month students researched, checked in & checked out books, and relaxed with a great book or magazine! Some of the preschool-aged siblings of Sonntag students enjoyed a weekly storytime with their parents. 5th graders also researched a variety of ecosystems in order to prepare a report for their science class. Check out some pictures from their research:

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

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts & Checkins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach
Promoted the 2011-2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Facilitated the Six Flags Read to Succeed reading program
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 
Hosted 4th grade students as library helpers 
Hosted parent library volunteers
Facilitated staff book club meetings

Administrative Activities
Participated in creating an opening day collection for the 3 new elementary schools
Helped 5th grade teacher with here playaway order using grant funds
Maintained the mobile app for the Sonntag Library
Facilitated the Six Flags Read to Succeed reading program
Served as a STAAR testing monitor 
Created a forum for staff to discuss book club books
Attended PTA Board meeting
Adjusted the library schedule to accommodate classes before and after STAAR testing
Collaborated with a 4th grade teacher to create leveled book browsing boxes for their classroomsAttended and helped with Rough Riders ticket table during Open House
Contributed to Specials weekly newsletter
Purchased new library books and materials (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 campus Site Based meeting
Attended campus meetings
Read and kept up with new professional library journals 

On the Horizon...
New books purchased using fall & spring Book Fair profits are on the way! 
Sonntag staff book club meeting in April
Library will be closed April 24, 25, & 26 due to STAAR testing
Volunteer Breakfast will take place in the library on April 19 
Tickets for students who participated in the Six Flags Read to Succeed will arrive later in the spring
Mrs. Mattei will collaborate with the 1st grade team to conduct a Leo Lionni study in May

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