Let the reading fun begin!
Our monthly birthday book club celebrations are also very successful this year. We celebrate at the end of each month with cupcakes and new book dedications. The parties are a "win-win" with our students having so much fun choosing new books for our media center. Check the Galleries for your child's picture holding his or her new birthday book!
We will have many author and illustrator visits this year. Tammy Bronson, author/illustrator of Tiny Snail, Polliwog, and Sea Horse, Run just paid us a visit. Our students really enjoyed learning about how she illustrates her books. (check Gallery 1 for pics). Last year we had many wonderful visitors such as Robin Preiss Glass: Fancy Nancy's illustrator and Laurel Snyder: Inside the Slidy Diner author.
This year we will learn about how to use the library, focus on literacy skills and IB lessons. We'll also learn about tall tales, fairy tales, and folktales. In the process, we will increase our knowledge of dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, and encyclopedias, and read all those Georgia Book Award nominees! We'll also enjoy Read-A-Thon and Scholastic Book Fair events (check Gallery 4).
As always, Primary students will use our Accelerated Reader program to ensure they are reading on their specific, customized levels. Last year, first grade ended the year passing 35,260 AR quizzes and earning an astounding 17,778 points!! I can't wait to see how well they do this year!
We use the computer lab to read books, take AR quizzes, and have fun with our Promethean board, watching books come alive with Tumble Books and other e-book sites.
The main objective of the W.T. Jackson Primary library media program is to instill a love of reading in each child, teaching information literacy skills which lead to lifelong, independent learning. Students visit the media center for Accelerated Reader and other instuctional tech. lab use, read-alouds, literature promotion, library skills instruction, research projects, and book selection.
I look forward to spending this year with your little ones!
Mrs. Webb :)
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go.”
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”