Grades K-6 are served by the elementary library. Grades K-5 have scheduled library classes, 6thgrade has a scheduled browsing and check out time. The library is open from 7:45 to 3:15 each school day and students are welcome to stop in before or after school.
Students (grades 2-6) may check out 2 books at a time with a maximum of 5 books out at any one time. First graders check out 1 book at a time. Mid-year, Kindergarten students will begin a limited checkout. Books are checked out for 2 weeks but may be renewed for an additional 2 weeks. Students must have the book with them in order to renew it. Fines are not charged for overdue books. However, if a student has more than 2 overdue books, they will not be able to check out further books until the overdue books are returned. Additionally, any book that is 2 weeks or more overdue at report card time will result in a hold being placed on the child’s report card.
Kindergarten: Monday afternoon. Kindergarten classes will begin as a storytime with themes corresponding with their weekly classroom themes. We will also be working on learning library rules, developing listening skills, and story comprehension. The students will not begin checking out books until mid-year.
First Grade: Tuesday afternoon. The goals for this grade are to expose the children to a variety of picture book authors and illustrators and for the students to learn to browse and select their own books while practicing good stewardship of the library.
Second Grade: Thursday afternoon. In second grade we will be exploring folk literature, primarily fairy tales and their spin-offs. We will be reading versions of familiar tales that come from different cultures. We will also be looking at the way modern writers and illustrators use their creativity to re-tell ‘old’ stories.
Third Grade: Monday afternoon. The third grade will embark on a theme of “Around the World in Eighty Books”. Each week we will be reading books about a different part of the world. Our goal is to have read, in class, 80 books by the end of the year.
Fourth Grade: Thursday morning. Fourth grade will be concentrating on non-fiction and historical fiction. Each month, we will also examine a class of the Dewey Decimal Sytem.
Fifth Grade: Tuesday morning. In fifth grade, we will be investigating various literature genres through a “Genre of the Month” theme.
Sixth grade: Wednesday morning: Study hall, browsing and checkout time.
Primary Enrichment: Grades 1-3, Friday afternoon. Drama
Intermediate Enrichment: Grades 4-6, Friday afternoon. Chess
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