Today we distributed Chromebooks to all 3rd - 5th grade students. I think they were a bit excited! It makes me a bit nervous but then I worry about library books! These are much more fragile!
Orientation is going well.. Since 3-5 are now swapping classes, I have been knocking out a grade level a day. The most exciting thing is that kids are getting books to read. The other exciting part about checking out books is that Pokemon are hiding in our books! If a student checks out a book and a Pokemon is hiding in that book, the student gets to choose a QR code to scan to see which Pokemon they caught. If they catch 9 1 Star Pokemon, they get a prize. If they catch 4 2 Star Pokemon, they get a prize. If they catch 2 3 Star Pokemon, they get a prize. Prizes could be a cool bookmark, ice cream, a book, or a gift certificate to the Book Fair! Who knows what these crazy little "Pocket Monsters" will come up with to try to get kids reading! Once they "catch" their Pokemon (QR Code scan). I will mark their library card with a special pen. Students MUST have their library patron card to check out books and to "catch" a Pokemon!
This shows the back of the student library patron card. You can see the list of Pokemon who have been hanging out in the library. They are divided by 1 Star, 2 Star and 3 Star!
My name is Mary Dean. I have been a library media specialist since 2007. I have taught Pre-K, 1st and 2nd grades. I was also an Instructional Technology Specialist and worked with all grade levels as well as teachers.