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We’re Off to a Great Start!

September was a busy month — setting up the library and lab, learning and practicing new routines with the kids, and holding an amazing book swap! Throughout the month, all of the kids have been visiting the library weekly to check out books. The third through fifth grades have also been working in the computer lab during library time. We’ve been creating folders, taking pictures, moving and renaming files, creating a list in a Word document, and we’re just starting to create tag clouds using Tagxedo. This has been a great opportunity for me to see what the kids can do and for us to start developing a shared vocabulary for working with computers. (It makes it easier for us to work together if we all agree on what the “arrow thingy” is called.) Kindergarten, first, and second grades will begin visiting the lab in October.

In the library and lab, we use the Crocker Library website as our home page. This week, I’m sending home bookmarks that look just like those that Pete the Cat is holding. The bookmarks have the address for the Crocker Library website and the user name and password for an online encyclopedia we’ll be using later in the year. Ask your child to show you around the site and try out a few new activities. Don’t forget to bookmark the site on your browser so your child can easily return to it.

 

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