Thursday, October 15, 2009

A peek inside the library...

What would you see if you visited  the Elmer Avenue library?  You might see a kindergarten class discussing fire safety while examining an actual firefigher's outfit.  Or a first-grade class participating in an interactive read-aloud, or a second-grade class practicing alphabetizing words on the Smartboard.  Or a third-grade class participating in Reader's Theater.  Or a fourth-grade class learning how to use the online catalog.  Or a fifth-grade class using the computers to do a webquest about economics.   Or a sixth-grade class doing a Dewey Decimal scavenger hunt.  And all that activity is in a two-week time period!

Not only do we provide computers with internet access and subscription databases, we also have over 9,000 books that students may borrow.  We also provide teachers with a professional collection, academic journals, and videos and DVDs to supplement classroom instruction.  And if we don't have a what someone needs, we do our best to get it.

Elmer Avenue was the first public elementary school in New York state to have a school library.  What a wonderful claim to fame!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds pretty exciting!!! I'd like to come visit. That's pretty cool being the 1st public elementary school in NY!