I haven’t had time to do much in the way of transitioning away from Dewey since the beginning of the school year, other than thinking about it. And I’ve thought about it a lot. I have some goals for this summer. So, as of now, we have our chapter books organized by genre and that’s all.
First up, is working on signs. I still have sheets of paper taped to the shelves from August. The way I’m doing it is a bit tedious, but I think it’s going to look great when I’m done.
I also want to figure out what to do with the 398s. Thoughts?
Finally, I’m going to redo our Reference collection. There’ll be lots of weeding and moving books to the NF collection.
I hope I can post some pictures in the next few weeks as classes end and I take off my teacher hat and put on the librarian one.
there needs to be some kind of workshop or something to teach kids how to use reference materials, and the like because, even in the age of the internet, thats not going away.
I think research skills are probably part of each state’s standards. That’s certainly true in Georgia. Here are some standards for fifth grade students: