Yesterday I shared our April 2014 Poetry Month plans, so today I want to share how we will celebrate National School Library Month. Half of our month is or will be gone due to our statewide standardized testing for high schools going on this month (actually this entire week.) Next week is
stolen earned for our annual spring break. So that leaves thirteen days of school to celebrate.
Spin the Wheel for a library prize!
So we are borrowing a game spinner (and the CD to create the slide in tiles) from our very gracious Career Development Facilitator staff, two of whom are housed in one of the libraries’ conference rooms. We are going to make it all about prizes: free books, fine forgiveness, bookmarks, Cavalatte (cafeteria) Coupons, sweet treats, and a “mystery QR code card,” where students will have to discover their prize. The mystery prizes will include tote bags and other novelty items picked up at conference not too long ago, or combinations of the spinner prizes (i.e. pick two other prizes from the wheel.) We hope to interest many students, especially seniors, as this will be the last opportunity to garner any fine forgiveness. The spinner will be out for three consecutive Tuesdays after spring break.
Keep in mind we have some plans in place for Poetry Month too, and April is generally research project time for many classes, so our schedule is full. It makes for a jam-packed month.
A Poetry Celebration for School Library Month
I left out one of our Poetry Month plans yesterday. But I can lump it into our celebration of School Library Month as well. Our Book Club for April will feature a Poetry Picnic. We plan to commandeer our cafeteria’s outdoor patio that overlooks some of the school athletic facilities behind the school, and meet up for a lunchtime get together to talk about what else? Poetry. We’ll probably talk about plans for next year’s book clubs as well. Hopefully I’ll remember to snap some photos of this event too, and return to share them.
As you can see we are keeping the plans a little low key. SO, what are your plans? I’d love to know.