This week's focus is on library rules and routines that pertain to taking care of our library space and the materials in it. We kicked off the conversation by reading Library Lion, written by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Let me just tell you that there was absolute joy on the faces of the students as we read. You can read about the read aloud experience on this post: ReedALOUD: Library Lion.
After reading the book, we connected to the story's theme of rules and why they are important. We also talked about how the lion showed his appreciation for the library by helping to take care of the space the materials in it. The fourth graders then took to Padlet to share their ideas for taking care of our library. The actionable things they could do and the things they would say. Padlet, a virtual sticky note platform, also allows the students to practice being good digital citizens. Given what they had to say, this library should be looking inviting and ready for every student coming through the doors!