My name is Amy Parkinson and I'm the new media tech (librarian) here at Fall River. I'm super excited to be here and am learning so much already! I have 4 kids that are growing up way too fast, but they all attended Fall River...I love this school!
We just started checking out books, and I love that the students are so excited about it!
Thank you to all of the helpers who have come to resticker our non-fictions books, all 4,901 of them! This was a major effort and commitment to getting through the entire collection. I extend special thank yous to Rachel Van Sambeek, Karen Ward and Beth Walker. We could not have done this without you.
Thank you to all of the helpers who have come to resticker our non-fictions books, all 4,901 of them! We are making major progress. The Learning Lab is a bit messy at the moment with relabeled books on top of shelves and to-be-labeled books in the shelves. But the end result of all this “stickering and stacking” will make finding the perfect book so much easier for our students.
Greetings from the Learning Lab To all the families that participated in the Spring Conference PTO Book Exchange, thank you. It was the most successful Exchange yet. Hundreds of books were donated and adopted into new homes. Congratulations to our community of generous readers. You Rock!
Guess What? We want you back. Help us re-label our nonfiction library books. No prior experience or library knowledge is necessary for you to come and help.
We’ve been hard at work learning binary code. We started with learning about the binary alphabet and are expanding that to image compression concepts. It’s amazing at how quickly the students pick up these computer science topics
In an effort to empower students to find “good fit” books, we added Lexile color codes to Fall River Elementary library books. This is an ongoing process but most Picture Books and Fiction Books have been Lexile color coded. Lexile Framework for Reading is a great program that connects students with books that are at their own appropriate reading level. To find out more about the books your student is interested in and whether they fit into their Lexile range go to www.lexile.com.
We are off to a great start in the library. Students are checking out books and becoming accustomed to our new technology routine. September we begin our center focused activities. All students will work at centers except preschoolers. These centers will focus on coding, applications, design thinking and library skills. Students are using the design thinking process to develop a new name for our library space. Stay tuned for these results.