It's time for the JCPL summer reading program! This summer, kids across Jefferson County will attempt to read a mili-marathon of minutes (26.2 million minutes). There are also prizes available to the public school that has the most participants sign up!
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Check out the summer reading lists too - in case you need a suggestion of what to read!
In May, three classes were able to test a fun new project called BreakoutEDU. BreakoutEDU is a classroom escape game where students must work together to solve a series of clues that in turn, open a series of locks on a big wooden box. Mrs. Sprague's first grade class, Mrs. Hughes' second grade class and Mr. Ardan's fifth grade class all completed group "breakouts", and if you have a child in one of those classes, no doubt you heard about the Breakout session...the kids LOVED them. The sessions are challenging, and students really must work together in order to open the locks. The teachers learned something as well! We learned that letting kids struggle and stretch their creative thinking can be difficult sometimes (especially when we know the codes!!!) but in the end, the students learn so much if we just let them fight through it and figure out the answers together. We borrowed four Breakout boxes from Rooney Ranch Elementary School, and will be purchasing several boxes for Kyffin to use next year!
End of the Year Wrap Up
The 2015-2016 school year has been a great success! We started the year off by giving the library a much needed makeover, and that set the tone for the school year. In the fall we hosted a great Book Fair and Mrs. Covington and Mrs. Mueller introduced all students to the year of the Superhero...
During the winter we saw an increase in circulation - more than we usually see in the months of January and February, and with the help of PTA, the library purchased 15 Chromebooks for use around the school. Teachers now utilize more Google Apps for Education (like Google Classroom and Google Forms) than they ever have, which is very exciting.
In the spring we hosted an all-school author visit from Karla Oceanak and Kendra Spanjer (author and illustrator of the Aldo Zelnick series), and planned with PTA and administration for technology for the upcoming school year.
Many of you have started to ask what the theme of the library will be for next year...
Come see us in August and find out!
Have a wonderful summer full of sun, fun and great books!