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.

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