In The Library:
I always enjoy the hustle and bustle of the first week of school. The students and staff are thrilled to begin a new school year, excitement fills the halls this first week. I had students come into the library on their tours of school or on their hunt for Pete The Cat or The Mouse (from If You Take A Mouse To School). I only had one day with students in the library for lesson this week. I am very impressed with how much our kiddo's enjoy books.
This is what I think I look like the first week of school.
Ever the constant reminder of our quiet voice in the library.
I always go over the rules of the library and we say good-bye to our summer and hello to our school year. These rules are our basic rules of what to do in the library. We talk about them over and over again.
I always like to share a book before they leave. I always read a picture book with the kindergarten classes. I tell the kindergarten students, how excited I am,
that they will learn to read today and they all beam. I explain that the first step to reading is to be able to read the pictures. This is a favorite lesson for me and for my new kindergarten friends.
My first grade friends were awesome, they reminded me of the rules in the library. I don't think they left anything off the list. I have seen a lot of growth in our first grade class, over the summer. It was so nice to see them all here in the library.
We shared a favorite book of mine called The Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen. It goes right a long with rules and manners in the library. The best part of sharing my copy of this book is that some of the kindergarten classes signed this book and gave it to me at the end of the school year last year. It was very nice to be able to share it with all my first grade friends.
The Library Lion