Three Ways Intermediate Students are Using the Library

We’re beginning the year by examining systems of organization, starting by practicing our alphabetizing skills.

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Intermediate students reflected on their library orientation and used these words to describe what’s important in taking care of library materials and spaces: 

  • “Book Looks” keep shelves organized and we use them every time we browse, or books could get lost. 

  • We put books into the shelves spine out.

  • We pick up books off the floor. 

  • We only sit on furniture that’s designed for it.

  • Metal and bare wood scratch the whiteboard tables.

  • We put everything away. We take care of all spaces in the school.

  • We cooperate. If two people want a book, it can be put on hold for the 2nd person.

We’re beginning the year by examining systems of organization, starting by practicing our alphabetizing skills (library systems are built in part on using alphabetical order, and we’ll learn where that plays a role). 

Everyone wants to browse for books, of course, and maybe even check some out, so we’re filling out Readers’ Advisory sheets for Mrs. Stein. She will make book recommendations for each student based on their interests and questions. You can see the Readers’ Advisory sheet below. 

It’s going to be a great year in the Library!

A book I liked:________________________________


A topic I’m interested in:_________________________


I wish I knew more about: ________________________


Mrs. Stein’s suggestions for me: