Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sonntag Library Stats: March/April 2015 Edition

Curious about what's been going on in the library during the months of March & April? Check out the stats below! Happy reading! :o)

Number of Whole Class Visits: 
March: 71
April: 99

Number of Total Items Circulated (Check-Outs & Check-Ins)
March: 4,637
April: 6,611

Number of Items in Collection

Library Instruction/Programs/Community Outreach 
Promoted and maintained the Coyote Reading Club reading program for all Sonntag Readers
Launched the first-ever 4th & 5th grade Library Crew (library helpers)
Celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday through month-long Seuss read-alouds and stations in March
Conducted a month-long author study of Amy Krouse Rosenthal with all Sonntag Readers in April 
Hosted author Janet Tashjian & her illustrator son Jake for all Sonntag Readers!
Completed the 5th annual Six Flags Read to Succeed reading program
Planned & conducted research lessons and materials for 5th grade research 
Promoted the "Book Bucks for Great Behavior" program 
Supported classroom teachers by connecting them with MackinVia (online research tools)
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 littlest readers! 
Promoted the 2014-2015 Texas Bluebonnet Award Program with 3-5 grades
Promoted the 2014-2015 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
Hosted 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 
Collaborated with Frisco Public Library to bring excitement for summer reading programs
Hosted Sonntag's first-ever 4th & 5th grade Library Crew (student library helpers)
Began planning for the first Scholastic BOGO Book Fair in May
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
Analyzed the FISD curriculum to provide teachers with digital content to support classroom needs 
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 Sonntag Staff Book Club books
Adjusted the library schedule to accommodate classes for various activities and testing
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 
Performed the duties as the Texas Library Association District 5 Chair
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 & spring Scholastic Book Fair and Birthday Book Club purchases are on the way!
NEW: Scholastic Book Fairs BOGO event will be open for business from May 27-29
All student & parent books are due Friday, May 22nd 

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