November 21st at WKE and November 22nd at Decker Elementary Schools.
I was really thrilled to collaborate with fellow staff at each school for working bees in the Library after school hours this week.
At WKE the District Literacy coordinator, a mentor teacher, a primary teacher from the English stream, and a French Immersion primary teacher joined me to level several hundred early readers into 4 main reading categories. (Pre-Primer to mid grade 1); (Mid grade 1–end of grade 1); (Grade 2); (Grade 3). Now I am busy adding information about these categories using the online Library system–Destiny, then I need to add 4 different colored stickers, and create level lists for each category.
At Decker, there hasn’t been a teacher-librarian or clerk at the school for many years and the Fiction section needed a major weeding! Most of the classroom teachers and 1 FN support worker stayed after school for over 2 hours. Following my criteria, we removed about 800 soiled, unused, old, damaged novels from the shelves.
I now have the tedious task of checking history of questionable novels, removing books from the Destiny automated library system, stamping discarded, wiping out the barcodes, creating signs and putting the books on display as FREE to a new home (for teachers, or students). Both Library Collections are getting rejuvenated and more user friendly for teachers and students. 🙂 Great team work staffs!