Please use these however you can. Individual kids, small groups or whole class. I created a great handout about this space, if you have volunteers or mentors that visit the LC with your students, please consider printing this and giving them a copy. If YOU have something you would like to see in the Explorers Stations please let me know! I am always open to ideas and would love to see more kids using this. If you have specific EXPECTATIONS for your students, please talk to them about these ahead of time and if possible send something with them that communicates this (sticky note, handout, anything). If I can help make use of these stations better for teachers, PLEASE let me know!
Current Explorer Station: Create a Valentine
Please feel free to send students to the LC to create some great valentines! Feel free to add your own twist or rules to the challenge. For example 4th grade is working on prefixes and suffixes so they might require students to create a valentine using at least one of each, or have a contest to see which Valentine can be written using the MOST prefixes and suffixes.
Former Explorer Stations: These are available on the MalvernLC weebly and in a binder in the LC. Students are always welcome to go back and revisit old challenges.
Announcements: We are trying to make announcements more interesting. Our announcers love to add the jokes and the riddles are their idea too. For the riddle I am going to try to make it more high tech and immediate. Your class should listen closely and the first class to TEXT me with the correct answer will be our winners. We will announce the winner that day!
March is READING Month! We have a lot planned!
Color Printer: The color printer IS back up and printing. Again, PLEASE print to this printer with the utmost of care. Only print things that NEED to be in color and print only files you trust. To access the color printer you will need to UNINSTALL what you have and reinstall the new printer with IP Address: 10.28.10.5
Wish List: I am posting a HUGE WISH LIST display near my office for students to contribute to, but would LOVE to hear your wishes too. Please let me know if there are any books or materials that you would like to see in the Malvern collection.
Technology: I just came back from TCEA and my head is spinning with great ideas and new learnings. If you have NOT looked at See-Saw yet, GO check it out: http://see-saw.dreamhosters.com/ I would LOVE to get MANY Malvern teachers using this next year. I also love Pear Deck, ReWordify, Quill, Ifttt, Doodle Buddy and so many many more that I will share over time.
Anything else?! If you need anything or have upcoming research, technology or any projects I might be able to help with….please let me know. I am here to support you!
Librarian or Media Resource Specialist at Malvern Elementary School, McKinney, TX