Friday, December 20, 2013

December- Deep Run Library

December 1-6

We worked with 2 of Mr. Clarkson's classes on a Poetry hypertext lesson using Google Sites. To see the lesson click here: Poetry hypertext lesson
An example of what the student's end project should look like:

We worked with 2 of Mrs. Gibson's classes on Fahrenheit 451 and censorship using a scavenger hunt lesson. To see the lesson click here :Scavenger hunt lesson

We worked with 3 of Mrs. Stockdale's classes on research for the civil war and making group stations for their classmates. To see the lesson click here: Civil War learning stations lesson

December 9-13

We continued to work with 2 of Mr. Clarkson's classes on their Poetry projects.
Mrs. Dickey brought in 3 of her classes for book checkout.
We continued to work with 3 of Mrs. Stockdale's classes on their Civil War project.
We had a collaborative meeting planned and rescheduled for early January with Mr. Gouldthrope about a January lesson with his Spanish classes.
We had a collaborative planning meeting with Mr. O'Dell about a lesson we would help teach on Minerals using a technology website such as to build a digital information flyer. Click on the example here:
Minerals the Smore the better.                 

Mrs. Smart's sample site to show students-

We attended mandatory training on the new "Power School" that will take the place of WinSchool later this year.
Mrs. Smart and Mrs. Lopez both attended Library Committee meetings off campus after school, Virtual School Task Force and Mentoring committee meetings.

December 16-20

Mrs. Stockdale's 3 classes completed their Civil War learning stations lesson and rotated through all the stations in their groups. Here are a few examples of some of the stations:

Midwest Station
Border States Station

Virginia Station
Student's working at Station

We enjoyed the after school holiday celebration with all staff. All the library staff won door prizes.
We had a "Page Turners" holiday party after school, see what fun we had.

Cookie decorating
Playing games

gift exchange

Relay games

We set goals for student checkouts and classes taught for our Specialist and worked on a data spreadsheet for our Specialist about the lessons we teach and programs we do in our library, which included Time Frame, Collaboration, Subjects, AASL Standards, Indicators, Benchmarks, and SOL's for all the lessons we teach and special programs we have in the library. We each had a spreadsheet of 8-10 pages. Here is an example:

We are negotiating with an author to come and  visit Deep Run.  Anne Westrick, author of Brotherhood  will speak to Mr. Dickey and Mrs. Stockdale's  classes in January. She will tell them about how she used primary resources while doing research  for her book and the Civil War and post-Civil War Reconstruction in the Richmond area. We emailed a link to a contest to win a copy of the book to our "Page Turners" book club.  To learn more about her book chick here:
Mrs. Westrick's website

A student from Deep Run High School named Sydney Mabry entered an online contest to win a free copy of the book "Brotherhood" and she won. Congratulations Sydney and enjoy!

Happy Holidays from:
Mrs. Leonard, Mrs. Smart and Mrs. Lopez

There were 15 schools days in December

We worked with 46 classes the month of December.
We had 132 books checked out in December.
Students used 471 library books with classes in December.
We collected $12.10 in library fines for December.
We collected $28.20 for color printing in December.
We loaned 11 books to other schools the month of December.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November-Deep Run Library

Deep Run High School Library- A Bridge to Student Achievement

Last Day of October seniors get to wear Halloween costumes to school. Check out what happened in the library.
Will you be my homecoming date?
Robin and Batman

Batman checks out the situation

Typical Busy Mornings in the Library 

Finishing Homework

Printing Homework

checking out a book

Students Print in the mornings
Students check out books
Students complete homework
Students study for test  

And More Checkouts

November 1-8

November is National Picture Book Month. We celebrated by having teachers read parodies of books and showed them during Advisory time and then students answered questions about library services. Click on the link below to see the video:

Picture Book Month Video

Spirit week at DRHS in the library: Duck Dynasty Day!

DRHS students in the library

Mrs. Lopez, Mrs. Leonard, and Mrs. Smart

We worked with Mrs. Stockdale's History classes this week on using primary sources and hypertext links for Google doc presentations to present to their classmates. To see the entire lesson click on this link:

Andrew Jackson Lesson

 guide and directions

example presentation site

We worked with Mrs. Oliver's and Mrs. Anderson's English classes on their 11th grade research papers and finding sources with databases and books, and using Noodle Tools for sources, citations, annotations, note cards, and outlines.

We worked with Mr. Dickey's History classes on the Enlightenment Period and students produced Round table discussion news cast to share with classmates, using cameras checked out from the library.

Students check out cameras for projects

We worked with Mrs. Dickey's English classes on the Russian Revolution, finding sources, and analyzing paintings during the period and writing about these painting and how does that relate to the novel "Animal Farm" which they are currently reading. To see the entire lesson click on the following link:

Russian Revolution Lesson

                                                                      Guide and directions

Example of painting

November 11-15

We continued to work with Mr. Dickey's History classes all week on their Round Table news cast projects.
Here is a copy of one of the finished projects, click on the following link:

We worked with Mrs. Skinner's English classes on Travel Poetry and using hypertext links to produce a Google site while learning poetry literary terms. To see the entire lesson click on the following link:

Travel Poetry Lesson

Guide and directions

                                                                example Google site

Mrs. Smart teaching how to organize a Google site with hyperlink text

We collaborated with Mrs. Coleman on lessons we will start next week using World World II stations and talked about future lessons for the Holocaust and the novel "Night" which they will read later on in the school year. To see the entire lesson, click on the following link: Cultural lesson WWII

Mrs. Coleman's class working on stations

Promoting Book Checkouts and 21st Century Technology

We worked with Mrs. Norris's technology classes showing them how to download a free APP on their smart phones to create their HCPS library card. Student's then tried it out by checking out a book. Watch the power-point presentation here : Power-Point, putting your library card on your phone

1st student using App on his i-Phone 

Mrs. Lopez teaching key ring App

Top Ten Reasons to Checkout a Library Book- on the rolling announcements and big screen in the library each morning. Look in School Space for the power-point presentation.

Mrs. Lopez attended a committee meeting for librarians in which she is a mentor to a new HCPS librarian.
Collection development, book review center, Follett book vendor, blog reviews, school library journal, core collection list in titlewave developed by the core collection committee, e-books and public library catalog were all discussed in helping choose new books for our libraries.

November 18-22

We worked with Mrs. Dickey's English classes on the Russian Revolution project they started last week.

We worked with Mrs. Coleman's English classes this week, they came to the library and worked through the World War II Stations lesson.

We sponsored Open Mic night in the library on Thursday Nov. 21st from 4:00-6:00. Students recited poetry, sang songs, and read readings of their own choosing.

Food to share at Open Mic Night

Students performing Open Mic Night

November 25 & 26

We held a "Page Turners" club meeting On Monday Nov. 25 after school to discuss the book, "The Rag and Bone Shop" by Robert Cormier. We had snacks, a discussion, answered questions and played the game of "Clue" since it went along with the theme of the book.

The Library Host Events During Extended Study
Nov. 6 - Governor's School Presentation and interest meeting
Nov. 14 - Signing Day for Athletes who have committed to play a sport in college.
Nov. 21 - Deep Run Challenge Club Meeting-decorating for Open Mic Night

Jacob, parents, coaches, and Principal
Athletic signing is always fun and exciting
in the library..........
Jacob Shaver signed with VMI to play Lacrosse

November was 17 school days and ........

We worked with 59 classes this month
We checked out 263 books this month
We had 390 books used during classes in the library
We collected $ 5.25 for fines this month
We collected $ 44.95 for color printing this month
Other schools borrowed 15 books from our library using inter-library loans this month
We visited 12 study halls with a book cart this month

Our library is a fun place to be..........................

Meet friends for lunch.......

read, or check out a book
For quiet independent study     

Or casual group work on projects

Friday, October 25, 2013

October- Deep Run Library

October 1-4

We saw 3 classes for the Science Fair lesson and Research Stations
We collaborated with Mrs. Rogers classes giving tutorials to students on library equipment such as the laminating machine.
We planned collaboration with Mrs. Norris - Technology center
We graded Mrs. Latcovish's student's citations submitted in Noodle Tools and scored them according to the rubric she created for this project.
We planned for "Teen Read Week" and decided to film students doing "Book Talks".

October 7-11

We saw 3 classes for the Science Fair lesson and Research Stations
We participated in the Tornado Drill
We collaborated with the Social Studies teachers on a lesson that will use Google sites and hyperlinks.
We did research and planning for this project. See example of original project, which was a poetry project to spark teacher's interest in the lesson. Hyperlink project idea link
We planned for Librarians Mentoring Committee meeting and produced a lesson to share at the meeting.
We filmed students doing "Book Talks".
We hosted teacher training for the PSAT one morning before school.

Oct. 14-18

Deep Run students are featured on School Matters TV for a collaborative lesson with the library on Banned Books Week School Matters TV link to story
Mr. Clarkson brought in his classes for book check out this week.
Mrs. Matthew's used the library for her students to present their sales pitch power-points to their classmates
We planned for November Picture Book month
Mrs. Pierce's classes came in and worked on a project about letter writing during World War I, doing research from news archives, and information to share about that time period having artifacts to back up that information.

Mrs. Smart presented at the Librarians county-wide staff development on using weebly by showing other librarians the way she has used it.

We had students produce video book talks to show on announcements for "Teen Read Week"

We collaborated with Socials Studies teachers and planned a lesson using Google sites using hyperlinks showing them a model done on the civil war. The students will be doing research on Andrew Jackson's farewell speech. 

October 21-25

We created Scare-o-grams to sell during lunch as a Page Turners fund raiser. We will deliver them on Halloween Day. Each message will be delivered with a piece of candy. We are selling them for $1.00. The money we raise will help buy books for our Page Turners book club.

National Friends of the Library week is Oct. 21-25. We made teacher handouts for them to fill in what book they are currently reading to display on their classroom doors. 

We also invited study hall classes to come to the library for book check outs the last 15 minutes of the period. 

Mrs. Fuller brought all her classes to the library this week for research. They are starting a research paper that will be a persuasive essay either addressing the pro or con side of an issue. We showed them 2 great library databases where they should start their research. Issues and Controversies and SIRS researchers which are both located in : 

  researcher  Issues and Controversies  

We also taught Mrs. Fuller's classes how to cite sources using Noodle Tools and how to write annotations on each of those sources. We taught them to use these annotations to help them make note cards. 

October 28-Nov. 1

We held our monthly "Page Turner's" book club meeting after school on Monday Oct. 28th from 4:00 to 5:15. We discussed the book, City of Bones and shared snacks and activities to go along with the book. Students made their own temporary runes tattoos just like the character's in the book. 

We had a collaboration meeting with Adrienne Minock, teen librarian at Twin Hickory Public Library, to discuss ways we can work together. 

We met with Mrs. Carpenter's and Ms. Anderson's classes to work on their research papers. Showing them the same databases for Pro and Con Issues, helping them find articles on their topics. 

We met with Ms. Stockdale's classes and taught them how to use google docs and hyperlinks to present their  History projects on Andrew Jackson with lots of information. We made a civil war google doc to show them as an example of what they could possibly do.  Civil War example site

We sold scare-o-grams during all lunches Monday through Wednesday and delivered them on Thursday during extended study Halloween Day. 

We saw 44 classes in the library for the month of October.