For Teen Read Week, we wanted to try something new this year. We asked staff members to dress up as favorite book characters and created an activity for students to identify the characters using three written clues. Here is a small group photo of a few staff members that stopped by the media center today. Students, don’t forget to turn in your entries on Monday to win a fabulous prize! All photos and clues will be displayed in the cafeteria commons and on our digital display screens.
It was great to see so much student interest in this activity and so much excitement as they recognized and named characters around the school. We will see if we can make this a school-wide event next year!
It was great to have a four-day weekend, but we are a little disappointed that Teen Read Week will be cut short this year. For those who don’t know, Teen Read Week is another special week for libraries and media centers to promote reading and books with our teens. Each year, we plan special activities in the BI media center to promote reading.
This year, we will award prizes to students who check-out a book with a hidden coupon inside, set a weekly book circulation goal, and have a special staff surprise to promote our favorite books. Also back by popular demand this year is our one-day only fine forgiveness for late fines up to $1. To have your fines waived, you must check-out a new book on Friday, October 18th and ask us to waive that fine!
Let’s see if we can circulate 1000 books over the remaining days in this week. If we do, Mrs. Lukkarinen and a few other staff members will color their hair pink to celebrate.
We will be offering a series of workshops for our teachers using the Liberty County School System navigation theme for the 2013-2014 school year. This series will feature six different courses for teachers to choose from and will be offered during each planning block. Participation is voluntary and open to all Bradwell staff members. We hope that our staff will join us in charting the course for 21st century learning here at BI.
Session 1: October 22 ~ Blogging with Students
Session 2: November 21 ~ Implementing Big 6 into Projects
Session 3: January 28 ~ E-Books: Using Library Resources in the Classroom
Session 4: February 25 ~ Getting the Most out of the SMARTBoard
Session 5: March 25 ~ Edmodo: Expand Your Classroom Walls
Session 6: April 24 ~ Study Island In-Depth
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