The first week for using library centers began this past week. Students in the primary (K-2) started using the different centers this week. I created computer, 3-D, art, writing, reading, and an iPad center. It was great watching the students using the different centers and wanting to explore the ones they didn't visit! Several wanted to go to the art center, where I used the COLar Mix app after students created their own dot from the Peter Reynolds book "The Dot". All the centers were theme based around the fall season, or based on the books we have read in library.
We have also started the Global Read Aloud with another library in Raleigh, NC. This year, the books in the Global Read Aloud include: Author Study of Peter Reynolds, The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm, and The Miraculous journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo. The library centers also focus on these books that we will be reading over the next few weeks during the Global Read Aloud. The Global Read Aloud is a program where educators all over the world read books to their students and have discussions based on those books. I am so excited to be partnered with Mrs. Jane Miller from Yates Elementary to share this experience. If you are interested in the Global Read Aloud, there is a Weebly website and Google group set up to find out more information.