Wow! The first week of school flew by in a flash! It was a very busy week in the Cockrill Middle School Learning Commons. Monday began with helping students register, print their schedules, and find their way around the building. The rest of the week was spent working with our 6th and 8th grade ELAR teachers, introducing new Cockrill Cowboys to the learning commons, and book talks!
Along with Mrs. Chlebos, we selected numerous books we thought would interest our 6th graders, and boy, did they! Some of the most popular titles were The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney, The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne, The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, and Wonder by R.J. Palacio. We pulled books from a variety of genres that included classics like A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.
Mrs. Chlebos also selected some fantastic titles for our 8th grade ELAR classes to use for book “speed dating” in their classrooms. They came to the library at the end of the week and checked out many of those titles which included, Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld.
Here are our circulation statistics for the week:
Total Circulation: 1,629 copies (books and equipment for staff and students)
Holds: 25 (including titles through inter-library loan)
As you can tell, it was a busy, but fun week! Check out our Twitter feed on the right hand side of the blog for pictures of what we did throughout the week.