Norris Elementary students were excited to visit the library the first two weeks of school. 3rd through 5th grade students participated in the Library Olympics. Rotating through six events, the students learned the procedures for checking out and returning library books.
They reviewed how the Dewey Decimal System is used to organize the library books, as well as how to conduct searches using the Norris OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog). Students even got to view several book trailers for this year’s nominated Bluebonnet Books.
Kindergarten students discussed appropriate library behavior while laughing at the funny things the animals did in the library in I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric Kimmel. Scaring the librarian, laying eggs in the shelves, and the laughing Hyena at story time were all crazy animal behaviors the students easily recognized as unexpected library behavior.
First Grade students became stealthy Library Ninjas. They even had a few chances to solve some library damaged book mysteries.
Second grade students used their detective skills as they were each given a damaged book and had to look for clues to figure out what happened to each. They soon discovered water, food, pets, and rough handling of books can cause many book injuries.
The children were so excited to get back into the library. The library at Norris is a place where students can find topics of interest and stories that might take them across the galaxy. The library allows students to grow as readers, learners, and as a community.