What library centers are you sharing with your students this November? Here’s what’s happening in our elementary school library.
We had our Book Fair the first week of November, and I feel like I’m still catching my breath! We’re already into benchmark testing on campus, so teachers and students are getting more stressed. I’ve got some fall library centers set up for our students to learn from after they check out their library books.
Turkey Coloring Pages
I shared on my Library Learners Facebook page this free download of Turkey Coloring Pages! I just copied the coloring pages, put them in a bucket, added colored pencils and a sign to the table. Now we’ve got a relaxing, creative activity for my students (and teachers) to enjoy.
I am thankful for…
I like to put a length of butcher paper on the table with markers and ask students to write or draw something that they’re thankful for. I write the first one, so students have an idea what size their response should be.
In the past, I’ve also set up another, similar station with the prompt: “I am thankful NOT to have…” and asked students to write or draw something that they are thankful that they don’t have! That’s a fun conversation starter!
Build a Mayflower or Canoe
I set out tubs of Magna Tiles at a couple of tables and asked students to build either a Mayflower or Wampanoag canoe with the magnetic blocks. You can use whatever building materials you have available.
As you can see, I also put our non-fiction books out at the table, to help the students have an image of what they want to create. I’m always trying to help those 900’s get more circulation!
Many of our students are also either reading or updating their Biblionasium accounts after check-out, so these library centers provide a few autumn activities for the extra minutes the students have to spend on their class visits.
Because it’s November, I have to say–I am thankful for YOU, blog reader! Our virtual collaboration is what has kept me blogging happily for the past six years!