Earlier this Spring, my 2nd graders added a little creative flair to our robotics unit...we decked Dash out in the latest fashions! The kids put their designs on paper, created patterns out of newspaper, and then worked on their final projects. What a fun way to end our robotics study.
This will be my last post as a teacher-librarian for Liberty Public Schools. After 30 years of teaching, I will be retiring at the end of this school year. I will continue teaching next year at Kansas City International Academy. I will totally be switching roles and can't wait to help middle school students work on their reading skills. I have already started immersing myself in middle school reading by viewing webinars, rereading several books on the topics of reading and literacy (The Cafe Book and The Daily 5 ), and reading several new books that will help me manage the structure necessary for successful guided reading.
On the other hand, I am also going full speed in the library as well. We are ending the year by wrapping up Genius Hour projects, art bots, creating books on topics we are passionate about, introducing next year's Missouri award books, and getting summer reading off the ground so our LC kiddos keep on reading! Several of us are also totally revamping …
So much has happened at Lewis and Clark since the end of May. The library received a grant from the Liberty School District Foundation in the amount of nearly $8,000.00 to be spent on creating a MakerSpace. Since being awarded that grant, my brain has not shut off. I have been busy planning for great experiences, purchasing materials, and getting donations for our MakerSpace!
I knew that we needed a MakerSpace when I didn't have the resources my students needed and wanted during Genius Hour.
Our MakerSpace will be located in the reading resource room in the library. It will be very easy to access everything we need when we need it! This is what the room has looked like at various stages during the summer months.
Mrs. Carey and I relocated all the books in the picture below and our fabulous custodial staff has cleared out everything else.
I was fortunate to find 3 shelves hanging around storage closets that will now be used in the space. Thanks to Mrs. Carey for uncover…