September 17, 2008
Well, the Scholastic Book Fair is in full swing this week! The kids have been coming in and buying up books like the voracious readers that they are. It’s been a little wild, but we wouldn’t have it any other way here in the media center.
Be sure to come in tomorrow, Thursday, September 18th from 6:00-8:30 pm for our Book Fair family night.
September 12, 2008
So many times as a media specialist, I have reflected about my effectiveness as I create little Information Specialists. Today, I had a great experience as I started the day by introducing the OPAC lesson — or should I say review — of Duval called Destiny. The students were listening intently when one student, Alex, raised his hand and asked me if I wanted him to finish the lesson. Of course, I humbly sat down and said, “why of course, I would love for you to share with the class how to search for a book”. He began by saying, “I remember every word that Ms. KK taught me. Let’s begin.”
He walked up to the laptop attached to the projector and moved the curser to the address bar and typed….destiny.duvalschools.org. The rest was history as he gently guided his fellow students through a perfect book search. Can it get any better than this?
September 4, 2008
Today was a special day in the media center. We offered the students not only the opportunity to reap the creative benefits of their brain, but also the financial. The Florida Department of Education is holding a competition to get kids thinking about the super benefits of eating a healthy breakfast. It’s a poster design competition where students, grades K-12, are encouraged to create a superhero demonstrating what it is that makes breakfast the most important meal of the day. K-3rd grade winners receive a $50 Toys R’ Us giftcard. 4th and 5th grade winners can get a $75 Best Buy giftcard. Whoa!
We had to work double-time today, as the Science resource was canceled. But rather than letting the kids down and robbing them of their resource experience today, we on the media team mustered our own super-heroic abilities and took on a double load of students. It was intense at times, but overall they did a great job and came up with some pretty impressive entries.