Kindergarteners all received a public library card this week from Ms. Kitchen, the Anderson Children's Public Librarian Assistant.
This is an incentive program from the state of Ohio in which all libraries can partner with schools to issue a card to all kindergarten students. This is a special card that doesn't charge fees and allows children to check out up to 8 books.
It is amazing how many children in today's world still don't visit the public library. Maybe I am a little bias but it is such an amazing place with so much too offer. From books, to various types of media, to makerspace events, to helping with technology issues, and so much more. Kids need to be taught what a special place this is and how it can help them locate and analyze information.
November is over but our learning continues in the Summit Media Center. Here is a look at a few activities that we just completed in the Media Center.
First Graders are THANKFUL for many things. We read
and then students created the traditional hand prints in which they wrote something they were thankful for. We added these to a Thankful Tree in our hall. Some of the things they were thankful for were: