Throughout the month of April, students played our Libraryopoly game for a chance to win an autographed copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel. I was totally impressed with the number of entries….over 300! Mr. Yawn drew the winner from all of the correct entry forms. Congratulations to Anita C.! She was our grand prize winner of the autographed book. We also gave away five 2013 Wimpy Kid calendars too. Huge thanks to all participating students! I have already had students asking me, “Mrs. Borck, what’s next?” Until next year everyone….until next year!
I’m excited about my current collaboration with our art teacher. Mrs. Horton schedules an evening Art Showcase at the end of each year to feature artwork produced by her students. This year she asked if I had any ideas about including the media center and others in the building. After a bit of brainstorming, we came up with students drawing album covers to include our band teacher (the band will also perform at the showcase) and students drawing book covers to include me. I pulled tons of books from the shelves and from online to show students some great fiction, non-fiction, and biography covers for ideas. Mrs. Horton brought her classes to the library for me to show the books and to help the kids search the shelves as well as online for the perfect book cover to draw. Based on the book covers they have found to draw, there should be some awesome projects at the Art Showcase. The media center will open it’s doors May 9th to display some of this fabulous art that our students have produced. I can’t wait!
During the month of April, we are celebrating National School Library Month. Each time students check out a library book they can enter to play Libraryopoly(our version of Monopoly). As students move around the board and land on author spaces, they answer a question about the books the author has written. Correct entries will be placed in a drawing to win an autographed copy of Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. From Good Reads
We celebrated Teen Tech Week in the library March 10th through 16th and featured a Technology Museum this year. The students enjoyed viewing the “ancient” technology and asked some great questions about the displays. Featured were 35mm film cameras from 1976, a slide projector from the 60s, an 8-track tape player from the 60s, an 8 mm projector from the 60s, a Word Processor from the early 90s, and a reel to reel Tapecorder from the 60s. The displays featured QR codes which explained each item in greater detail. Students asked media center staff for one of the tablet PCs to scan the codes when they visited. In addition, QR codes on Web 2.0 tools and Book Trailers were displayed in the stacks too. In addition to the Tech Museum, we created some floppy disk art that the kids thought was pretty cool.