Friday, December 13, 2013

Library Stats: November Edition

(November Edition)

It's amazing how fast this school year is going by! November was a busy month in the Sonntag library. Check out what's been going on! 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 Frisco legend Catherine Fowler for the 'History of Frisco' presentation for 3rd graders
Planned and coached the 3013-3014 Spelling UIL team 
Promoted the 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2012-2013 2x2 Reading Program with Preschool-2nd grades
Presented a weekly Good Morning Sonntag Book Bits update
Updated the Where in the World Do You Read? board
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
Planned weekly preschool storytimes with future Sonntag students and families  
Coordinated parent library volunteers

Administrative Activities 
Planned library activites through the end of the school year
Creating QR codes for books in the library to allow students to connect with their next books
Started planning for the 4th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed Program starting in January
Added new items to the library collection as well as weeding damaged books out of the collection
Collaborated with teachers to pull library materials as well as promoted Mackin Via for a variety of classroom projects 
Maintained the mobile app for the Sonntag Library
Maintained a blog for staff to discuss book club books
Adjusted the library schedule to accommodate classes for various activities 
Contributed to Specials weekly newsletter
Purchased new library books and materials 
Updated library blog and Twitter account frequently
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Attended campus, district & PTA Board meetings as the PTA Book Fair Chairperson 
Read and kept up with new professional library journals & added new materials to future book orders

On the Horizon...
4th Annual Bluebonnet Voting Party in January for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders
4th Annual Six Flags Read to Succeed program starts in January
Spring Scholastic Book Fair begins in February

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei!!!

Check out what's new in the library!!!! 

by Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?

Want to know more about author Jeff Kinney or the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? Click here

Check out a special message from author Jeff Kinney:


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by Tom Angleberger 
Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight is back--and not a moment too soon--as Kellen, Sara, and the gang face a new Menace: the FunTime Educational Program. FunTime is supposed to raise students' standardized test scores. Instead, it's driving everyone crazy. The students turn to Origami Yoda for help.

Want to know more about author Tom Angleberger or about the Origami Yoda series? Click here!

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