MHS's Pathways to Teaching Program, a teacher recruitment program for students from minority groups, will visit Lawrence School several times this year to participate in shared literacy activities with Lawrence students. During today's visit, MHS students helped Lawrence students set reading goals for themselves, such as reading a certain amount of time each day or reading all the books in a series. They also had a chance to read books together. Lawrence students are always very excited to work with this group from MHS.
There are some exciting changes coming to the library media center. We will begin using Follett Destiny as our online library catalog and circulation system. This software system includes more graphics, is student-user friendly, and will be accessible from any computer with an internet connection. This program will allow students to search for books independently. Second through fifth graders have been learning how the library is organized and how to read fiction and non-fiction call numbers so they may locate materials independently. We are all very eager for the conversion to the new system to take place!
The Connecticut Children’s Book Fair will be held at UConn on November 8 and 9. This is a great opportunity to meet many well-known children’s authors and illustrators, purchase books, and participate in other fun activities. http://bookfair.uconn.edu/
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Lawrence School Library from December 1 through 5. There will be many great books available for purchase. Please support this event that has such wonderful benefits to our students!