This is a fun library orientation created for PreK-2nd grade students and incorporates the book Froggy Goes to the Library by Jonathan London. A copy of the book is not included in this unit; you will need to obtain a copy of the book in order to use this unit.
Simply print out the cards on laminate for durability. Place them in the appropriate places in the library prior to students arriving. There is a clue card placement guide to help you get the cards hung quickly and accurately.
After reading the story aloud, you will "discover" a clue card in the back of the book. Read it aloud to the children to get the scavenger hunt started. Depending on the grade level, you may read the cards aloud, or you may have a student read them aloud. I suggest you choose 1 student to be the leader so there isn't chaos! You can have the students pat their legs as they "flop, flop, flop" their way to the next clue.
These are the areas you will visit on the scavenger hunt:
• Nonfiction Section
• Emergency Exit
• Easy Section / Everybody Section *
• Fiction Section
• Computer Area
• Shelf Markers
• Easy Nonfiction / Everybody Nonfiction *
• Circulation Desk
(*There are two separate cards included for these so that you have a choice in the vocabulary you use in your library.)
At each stop on the tour, I discuss procedures relevant to that area of the library. I also introduce my paraprofessional when we reach the circulation desk so that students know that she is there to help them.
This scavenger hunt aligns with the following Common Core Standards:
Kindergarten: SL.K.1, SL.K.2, SL.K.6
First Grade: SL.1.1, SL.1.2, SL.1.3
Second Grade: SL.2.1, SL.2.2, SL.2.3
More back to school library resources:
→ Hold It! A System for Reserving Library Books
→ Book Check Out Sign for the Library Media Center
→ Genre Posters
→ Morning News Broadcast
→ Library Decor
→ Library Planner Dividers
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