Friday, December 12, 2014

Book of the Day by Mrs. Mattei

Do you love tales from the ever-hilarious Maynard Moose (a.k.a. The Uglified Ducky)?? Today's book-of-the-day comes from the amazing storyteller Willy Clafflin and his best pal Maynard Moose. Check out the next installment of the Maynard Moose tales entitled The Bully Goat Grim: A Maynard Moose Tale. Happy reading! :)

A big bully, afflicted with Random Hostility Syndrome, terrorizes all of the forest animals until a clever young troll gets his goat. 

Want to learn more about author and storyteller Willy Claflin? Click here!

Want to learn more about the Maynard Moose tales? Click here

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Library Stats: November Edition

(November Edition)

It's unbelievable how fast this school year is going! November blew by like little leaves in a strong wind! Below are some pictures from our awesome Kindergarten Thanksgiving Technology research! As always, check out the statistics below to find out what happened in the month of November! 

Number of Whole Class Visits: 

Number of Total Items Circulated (Check-Outs & Check-Ins)

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach 
Promoted and maintained the Coyote Reading Club reading program for all Sonntag Readers
Collaborated with the Technology Facilitator and Kinder teachers for turkey & Thanksgiving Research
Promoted the "Book Bucks for Great Behavior" program 
Taught 4th graders how to use MackinVia (online research tools) and provided direction ans support their fall research projects
Conducted weekly reader's advisory and read-alouds to students
Promoted the first Sonntag Little Free Library for staff & parents
Hosted Preschool Storytime with Sonntag's lil readers! 
Promoted the 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2013-2014 2x2 Reading Program with Preschool-2nd grades
Presented a weekly Good Morning Sonntag Book Bits update
Updated a daily Fact of the Day by Mrs. Mattei fact
Open checkout every day for all Sonntag students, parents, and staff  
Coordinated & hosted parent library volunteers

Administrative Activities 
Planned & hosted a variety of library lessons, library programs, & technology opportunities for all students 
Attended the monthly Sonntag PTA Board meeting as PTA Book Fair Chairperson
Participated and completed the varies duties and activities that are expected as the Texas Library Association District 5 Chair-Elect
Analyzed the FISD curriculum to provide teachers with digital content to support classroom needs 
Wrapped up the financials for the fall Scholastic Book Fair
Collaboratively planned with the campus Instructional Coach & Specials team 
Purchased & added new items to the library collection as well as weeding damaged books out of the collection
Collaborated with teachers to pull library materials for classroom lessons
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
Updated library blog and Twitter (@matteibookbits) account frequently
Opened new parent accounts
Hosted new and returning library volunteers

Professional Development Activities 
Attended campus and district library meetings
Read and kept up with new professional library journals & added new materials to future book orders
Read & kept up with professional, adult, young adult, and children's reads 

On the Horizon...
Books acquired from the fall Scholastic Book Fair on on the way!
5th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed program will begin in January
Texas Bluebonnet Award Voting Party for eligible 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders will be in January (5 COMPLETED Bluebonet Buzz Forms will be due on Friday, January 16th. NO EXCEPTIONS!)

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