Selma High library in collaboration with Fresno City College librarian Mrs. Chandler presents " literature alive" to celebrate Teen Read week".
The Third Annual Selma Unified School District Young Authors' Faire was a great success. Many students from SUSD elementary schools and junior high school participated in this great literacy event. At the event young authors were interviewed about their writing by SUSD staff. The students participated in many fun literacy activities including: a book walk, making a literacy bumper sticker, building a story, watching a puppet show, and meeting the student authors. Many books were given away as prizes.
Thank you to the organizers of this terrific event, Mrs. Petropulos, District Library Media Coordinator and Mrs. Padron-Duarte, BTSA Coordinator. We appreciate all of the volunteers who helped make this event a great success. Thank you for all the help from SUSD Superintendent, Mrs. Wood; Board Member, Mrs. Winter; SUSD Library Technicians; Literacy and Math Coaches; and SUSD Auxiliary Teaching Staff. A special thank you to our own SUSD author of Out of the Shadows, Mrs. Nina Perez-Reed for spending time with students and signing her book.
All students who were awarded 1st and 2nd place will move on to the Fresno County Office of Education Young Authors' Faire. The SUSD Young Authors' Faire Winners are:
Author Patricia Newman visited Terry Elementary and Garfield Elementary Schools. At both schools she presented lessons based on her books. Her dynamic lessons engaged students with kinesthetic and other hands on activities.
Mrs. Newman presented her book Jingle the Brass to our youngest. Students learned about railroading lingo and how steam engines and railroads worked in the past. Students lined up to become different parts of a train on the tracks to show how on coming trains pass on the tracks. The two trains of students acted out how to avoid having a "cornfield meet."
Our third and fourth grade students learned about aircraft carriers through Mrs. Newman's book Nugget on the Flight Deck. Students learned about life on a flight deck. They had the opportunity to act out the different jobs on deck: purple shirts, blue shirts, green shirts, yellow shirts, red shirts, brown shirts, and white shirts, everyone has a job. This book "catapulted" students into the life and lingo on a carrier.
Fifth and sixth students were taught about our environmental impact on the ocean. Through her newest book Plastic Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Mrs. Newman taught the students about the effects plastic has on ocean environments. She took the students through an experiment that showed the impact humans have on oceans. Students had the opportunity to participate in the experiment by taking away from the ocean habitat or adding hazards to a simulated ocean environment.
The days Mrs. Newman spent in Selma were filled with learning opportunities for students, parents, and teachers. What a terrific literacy event!
These first grade student from Mrs. Ayeni's class had a great time responding to the reading of Dr. Seuss' story Oh the Thinks You Can Think! Through the use of Legos they answered the question, "If Dr. Seuss used Legos to create his illustrations what would they look like?" Below you will see what they came up with through the video Mrs. Ayeni created. Please see the accompanying lesson plan.
International Gaming Day @ SHS library
So you think you've got game? Read, learn and play during International Games Day @ your library on Friday November 14th SHS library will join thousands of libraries in celebrating the popularity of board and video games during lunch. Play some games and have loads of fun!
Library staff not only provide lessons inside the four walls which contain the collection. You might find us in a classroom teaching researching skills. We might be in the library providing supplemental activities to complement what is learned in the classroom. Here we are providing researching lessons to 2nd grade students. The students are learning about bats. Through collaboration between the library technician, teacher, and teacher librarian we were able to help the students with researching and writing, as well as provided a fun hands on activity to accompany what they are learning. We touched on so many CCSS standards, but here are a few of the main standards taught:
First of all, thanks for all the positive comments after we posted our library blog for the first time. It was fun to hear from so many people that work in the district, especially those that I don't normally see in the libraries or in the classrooms. Please feel free to visit our school libraries and check out books, all SUSD employees are welcome.! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org