This week we learned about our responsibility to care for the books we check out from the library. Each class read a story and saw a presentation about book care.
Grade 3, 4, and 5 students came to the library to check out and read this week; they have been working hard on MAP testing and reading assessments with their teachers. Add school pictures, and the teams have had a busy week!
Guiding Question: How can we be sure our library books stay neat and clean?
PreK 3, PreK 4, Kindergarten
Poor Mr. Wiggle! His lovely clean book has been all ruined by some careless readers. Someone left smudgy marker fingerprints, another poked holes in it, and still another tore pages! This is a fun way to show children how yucky it can be to borrow a library book that someone else has not cared for. The story ends with children promising to be a friend to Mr. Wiggle and always take care of their books.
Grade 1 and 2
Marion, the hedgehog, loves books and takes them with her everywhere. When she starts school, she's thrilled to be able to borrow from the library. But when she reads a library book at the breakfast table, an accident with some raspberry jam starts a chain reaction similar to the red splot in Cat In the Hat Comes Back. She gets the dog to lick it, then scrubs it with toothpaste, then brings it in the bathtub to wash...will she ever get the stain out?
This one is fun as a read-aloud because we become increasingly alarmed at what she's doing to the book!
Book Care presentations:
Book Care presentation for grades 2+ (Kids love this one...lots of gross stuff)