This week is Bookmark Week in the Library!
Kindergarten and 1st grade classes are listening to the beginning of the story, Penelope Popper, Book Doctor by Toni Buzzeo. In this week’s part of the story, students learn three important rules for taking care of books:
- Always wash your hands before you read.
- Turn the pages carefully and slowly.
- Never dog-ear a page. Always use a bookmark.
After reading, students visited the RES Book Hospital, where books go when they are “sick” and need to visit the Book Doctor (me!). They explored what happens to books when the three rules (above) are not followed. At the end of class, students earned a NEW bookmark to keep and use in the books they borrow.
3rd-5th grade classes had a “maintenance week” with bookmarks in the library. They learned how to edit their bookmarks bar in Safari, a web-browser. They deleted bookmarks that they wouldn’t use in school and added bookmarks that were important to them (like links to Accelerated Reader, their teacher’s blog, the RES website, and more). These students also learned how to set their homepage in Safari to the RES website, making it easier to access the information they need and avoid taking extra steps to get to where they want to go when using the Internet.