The Elementary library will be open while school is closed, from Tuesday-Friday, March 29-April 1, from 8-1. We will be closed on Friday, March 25 and Monday, March 28.
Please enjoy the books, and read, read, read, read, read …..
Grade 3 students are inquiring into water as a finite resource, and finding current information has become important to understanding what’s happening in Dar es Salaam and the world.
Classes came to the library last week to think about what it means for newspaper and magazine articles to be current and to look at online resources for news.
They used links from the IST Destiny homepage.
Once students found an article they were interested in, they were asked to find the date and bring it back to the whole group.
Together again, we could talk about whether or not the pages had dates. We looked at varied formats for the dates we found.
Some pages weren’t dated at all – and Grade 3 students realized that thinking about when an article was published is part of assessing whether or not it’s a good source for news.
Ms. Ashleigh’s Grade 2s** came to the library a week ago to find out how to look for new books independently. They started with a hunt, using index cards labeled with Fiction Call Numbers.
Most grade 2s quickly found the shelf and book that matched. Ms. Karen then talked about using Destiny Quest to look for new books, and searching for books of interest, outside the students’ usual habits.
Copied a call number …
Searched the shelves …
Tried the book …
And then checked out. All on their own. Great hunting!!
** Ditto Ms. Alefiyah’s, Ms. Lisa’s and Ms. Louise’s classes.