Wednesday, September 28, 2016
I changed up my meet and greet this year with a new batch of students. With returning 7th and 8th graders I need to continually change up my "Meet and Greet" presentation and I was pleasantly surprised at the response I received this year with all 3 graders. Virtual reality has been introduced into the lives of our students and the Thinglink VR presentation was by all means a hit. Pictures from our Instagram also helped visually showcase the library. Using these 2 simple tools and presenting them in a tackk was the perfect presentation to introduce the library program.
I changed up my meet and greet this year with a new batch of students. With returning 7th and 8th graders I need to continually change up my "Meet and Greet" presentation and I was pleasantly surprised at the response I received this year with all 3 graders. Virtual reality has been introduced into the lives of our students and the Thinglink VR presentation was by all means a hit.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
This is the time of year for reflection on my part. I look at data, programming, calendars, our Instagram account, and anything that provides information over the school year. My biggest surprise so far has been the continued usage of our eContent. I knew our students and teachers were accessing our items on Follett Shelf but I didn't take the time to look closely at the titles.
Here's what I found about our top eBook titles:
- Our #1 eBook was The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. This wasn't a surprise because the 6th graders read this as a class in ELA. So many students made the leap from a paperback book in class to reading our library eBooks. The statistics show that ALL of Mr. Riordan's eBooks were very popular. In conclusion - purchase even more of Rick Riordan's eBooks.
- The Dairy of the Wimpy Kids by Jeff Kinney eBooks were the 2nd most popular series. These most likely were checked out by 6th and 7th graders. In conclusion - look into purchasing more eContent similar to this series.
- The Testing, The Hunger Games, The 5th Wave, and The Maze Runner series were all very popular. In conclusion - keep purchasing the high interest books to movies novels.
- Our eBook usage was very connected to our hardback usage with many of the top titles being accessed in both contents.
Pike’s Top 10 Hardback Books:
- The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
- The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- The Kill Order by James Dashner
- Legend by Marie Lu
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
- The Death Cure by James Dashner
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
- The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
- The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Each year I brainstorm for creative ideas to market and promote reading throughout the summer. This year I've teamed up with geography for a fun visual summer reading promotion. Where in the World are the Pike Panthers Reading is a simple idea for our students and teachers to share geography, reading, and fun pictures to share with our Pike family. As the summer progresses I hope many partake in this fun summer reading visual. Make sure to click on the actual tackk graphic to view the interactive reading map.
Monday, May 16, 2016
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