Help our school library media center celebrate the season of fall and our love of reading by participating in our second annual Favorite Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest! View the flyer below for participation rules, voluntary raffle contest information and sample photos of pumpkins from EBW students last year!
Welcome to the new school year! I am thrilled to serve your child as his or her library media teacher! I look forward to helping your child become an enthusiastic reader, skillful researcher and a digital learner!
Your child's classroom teacher will inform you of the day(s) your child will attend library media class. Library class is called "ILT," which stands for "Information Literacy and Technology." During this time, your child will participate in read aloud and/or storytelling experiences, early literacy enrichment lessons (Y5/K), technology lessons (K-5th, inclusive of mouse/trackpad practice, typing, information literacy, digital safety, and online research skills), and have book checkout time.
Book checkout will begin toward the end of September, after library orientation. You will receive a note from me once book checkout begins with library book checkout procedures and expectations. Please review these procedures and expectations with your child to ensure a positive library book exchange experience throughout the school year.
Please bookmark our library's website and check it often for information on library happenings throughout the school year! Be sure to connect on the Seesaw app as well to view library work samples from your child (more information to come). Interested in volunteering in the library this year? Look for information to come home soon concerning volunteer opportunities.
Have a great school year!
April is School Library Month! How can you support our school library program?
1. Ask your child about the books that he or she borrows. Read the books to him or her or listen to him or her read the books to you. Search our online catalog for books that may be of interest to him or her, and request books by emailing Mrs. Player or sending in a note on library day.
2. Ask your child about what he or she is learning during library class. Like or comment on the library assignments that are posted to Seesaw, and engage your child in conversation about what literacy topic or ed tech skill he or she learned.
3. Volunteer your time during library class and/or attend and support library initiatives. Participate in our Birthday Book Club, Book Fairs and Community Story Time events. Donate your unwanted/outgrown children's books to our Little Free Library or March is Reading Month book drive.
4. Spread the word on how important school libraries ran by a certified library media specialist are. Research how school libraries impact student learning and increase reading achievement. Write lawmakers urging them to support school libraries with certified library media specialists for all Michigan public schools.
Thank you for your support with our school library program at Eberwhite!
On April 5th, our fantastic fives and kindergarteners will have the opportunity to participate in an engaging presentation from published author/illustrator Deborah Marcero! She will talk to students about her recently published book, My Heart is a Compass.
An order form was sent home, offering you the opportunity to purchase My Heart is a Compass for your child. Order forms can be returned on the day of the event with cash or check attached. Author/Illustrator Deborah Marcero will stay to meet students and sign books after the conclusion of her presentation.
The visit is being organized by Literati Bookstore of downtown Ann Arbor. To learn more about author/illustrator Deborah Marcero, please visit http://deborahmarcero.com/.
Please join us as we celebrate reading as a school community!
Are you looking for a special way to honor your child's birthday this year? Please consider our school library's Birthday Book Club!
How it works:
*Complete and return the form (found in the file below), along with a copy of your child's favorite book to the library
*Your child will receive a special certificate and bookmark in honor of his or her donation
*A special bookplate honoring your child will be placed on the inside cover of his or her donated book
*Your child's book will be placed on our special Birthday Book Club bookshelf in the library
*Your child's picture will be placed on the Birthday Book Club picture collage wall in the library
You may donate a book at any time. Your child’s certificate will be presented to him or her on their birthday, or half-birthday for summer birthdays.
The Birthday Book Club gives your child the chance to make a lasting gift to our school library. Your child's birthday book will become a part of our library collection for all students to borrow and read for years to come!
Eberwhite parent Lauren Ranalli has published a new children's book! The Great Latke Cook Off is a Chanukah story about family tradition, friendly competition, and delicious recipes.
If you're interested in learning more about her book or if you'd like to purchase a copy, please visit her website at www.laurenranalli.com. You can also borrow a copy of her book from our school library!
We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Only 35% of all high schools teach computer science.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 3rd - 7th). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
Our Hour of Code, led by Mrs. Newton (PLTW teacher) and Mrs. Player (Media Specialist & School Librarian) is making a statement that Eberwhite is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills!
See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word!
Our annual Fall Book Fair is on Wednesday, November 14th - Friday, November 16th! The PTO sponsors the Scholastic book fair, and profits go to our library for new books, to our teachers and the PTO.
Each class will visit the book fair on Thursday or Friday during school hours. In addition, the fair will be open until 5pm after school Wednesday, until 8pm Thursday evening (coinciding with the annual Cub Scout pancake supper across the hall in the gym), and again until 5pm after school Friday. Please come and shop for your family, for holiday gifts and for your child's classroom teacher (a bulletin board will be available with individual teacher's book wishes). We hope to see you there!
On November 13th, third and fourth graders will have the opportunity to participate in an engaging presentation from Ann Arbor published author/illustrator Jerzy Drozd! He will talk to students about his recently published book, Science Comics Rockets: Defying Gravity.
An order form was sent home, offering you the opportunity to purchase Science Comics Rockets: Defying Gravity for your child. Order forms can be returned on the day of the event with cash or check attached. Author/Illustrator Jerzy Drozd will stay to meet students and sign books after the conclusion of his presentation.
The visit is being organized by Literati Bookstore of downtown Ann Arbor. To learn more about author/illustrator Jerzy Drozd, please visit https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781626728257.
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