Wednesday, May 2, 2012

(April Edition) 

Wow! Where did April go? The library had a very busy month. The Sonntag students were so eager to check out their next great reads. The books that I feature each week at GMS fly off the shelf. In addition to the GMS books, the 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students LOVE our budding collection of playaways. The library cannot keep them on the shelves! It is unbelievable that the year is coming to a close because it has been a wonderful second year of Sonntag Elementary! 

Check out the statistics for the month of April! 

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Checkouts & Checkins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach
Collaborated with 1st & 2nd grade teams for their author and fairy tale studies 
Hosted the 2nd annual Librarian-a-la-Cart for students before STAAR testing
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
Checked in new library materials
Maintained the mobile app for the Sonntag Library
Facilitated the Six Flags Read to Succeed reading program
Served as a STAAR testing monitor 
Maintained 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 classrooms
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 professional development
Registered for professional development at Region 10 
Read and kept up with new professional library journals 

On the Horizon...
Tickets for students who participated in the Six Flags Read to Succeed will arrive any time now
All parent & student books are due on Friday, May 18th
Sonntag Celebrates Children's Book Week will be from May 21-24
Bookmark Contest entries are due Monday, May 14

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