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The students in Mrs. Ayeni's class participated in a science pumpkin lesson. Students weighed pumpkins, measured pumpkins, counted the ribs, counted seeds, looked at the stings under a microscope, drew and labeled pumpkins, and read books about pumpkins. They used celery and die in water to see the how roots take in water. This was a great morning of pumpkin related centers. The library staff, Mrs. Gonzalez and Mr. Winter collaborated with Mrs. Ayeni to teach students about pumpkins and how they grow.
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: