Friday, November 21, 2014

November 2014


We had 16 teaching days for the month of November and 1 teacher work day and 3 days holiday for Thanksgiving holiday.

Students celebrating Halloween in the library.

The Administrative team treats us well on Halloween too.

We had 44 classes we worked with this month.

Mrs. Herman's classes finished up their projects and ended with giving their individual speeches in the library.

On our teacher workday, we finished up working on our Standard 7 student growth portfolios and planning lessons for the rest of the month. We complete 2 rubrics for 10 students covering 4 standards and 2 indicators for each standard.

What do we teach?

We taught Mrs. Alcazar's classes how to do the 11th grade research paper.

Using Easybib for citations, annotations and note-cards
Mrs. Alcazar helping students
Mrs. Lopez working with students
We taught Mrs. Anderson's class how to do a good presentation. The students watched a video of a bad and then good presentation and then saw a teacher created power point on what makes a good presentation.

We taught Mrs. Latcovich's classes how to create a Google site project on the States of Consciousness with peer evaluations.

Mrs. Smart and Mrs. Latcovich working with students
We taught Mr. Knapp's classes how to do a Economist project using books and the databases in OneSearch. 
Mr. Knapp's class working
Mrs. Smart and Mrs. Berry planning together
We met with Mrs. Gordon on her planning period and showed her how to do research using the OneSearch databases and set up an EasyBib account for doing her citations, annotations, note-cards and outline for a class she is taking, in which she needs to write a research paper. 

Mrs. Gordon and Mrs. Lopez working together
Teachers work in the library on their planning periods:

Mr. Helwig and Ms. Lawerence
We taught Mrs. Stockdale's classes how to do a Scientific Revolution project.

We had Mrs. Gibson's and Mrs. Khimani's classes come in for a speed dating library activity, where they rotated and evaluated books in different genre's. Books we pulled for this activity.

Mrs. Fuller and Mrs. Smart planning together
Page Turners book discussion and activity fun this month:

Speed Book Dating in the library. Get to know new genres and check out a book at the end.

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) during Monday Nov. 24th advisory. Once a month we will have DEAR during advisory. Make sure you and your students have something to read. This is sponsored by DRHS Library.

College signing day in the library:

So proud of our Wildcat Athletes

Book displays in the libary:

Teachers work individually with students in the Library:

Out with the Old and In with the New: So far we have weeded 469 books from our collection and are buying new print books, e-books and audio books. If you have a suggestion of something you would like to see on our shelves, let us know.

Meetings this month:

Nov. 4 - PLC meetings at 8:15 -Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Smart
Nov. 7 - Challenge Day Meeting - Mrs. Smart
Nov. 13-Leadership Meeting (cancelled) Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Smart
Nov. 13 - Mentoring Meeting 3:30-5:00 - Mrs. Lopez
Nov. 18- National Board Meeting 4:30 -7:30  Mrs. Smart
Nov. 20 - Leadership Meeting rescheduled 8:00, Mrs. Smart and Mrs. Lopez (did not attend)
Nov. 20-Social gathering with other librarians in the county after school. 
Nov. 21- Deep Run Challenge Meeting 8:00-Mrs. Smart