This product includes resources that will help you get the year off to a fantastic start in your school library!
1. Preschool / kindergarten poem - This poem is perfect to send home with your youngest class on their first day of library class. I wrote this original poem last year to send home with my kindergarten students. Students can color the picture while you check out their first-ever library book, and the poem/picture can then be a keepsake for parents that reminds them about the importance of reading with their children. The poem includes a line about when the library book will be due, so I have included two versions - one for students who will return their first book in September, and one for students who will return their books on another date. For those who will return their books in September, there is a line to write in the specific due date, or for a cleaner look I am happy to send you a customized version with your students' precise due date typed in - just email me after purchasing this product and I'll get it to you. :)
2. Mr. Wiggle Says - This is a simple activity for after reading Mr. Wiggle's Book by Paula Craig and Carol Thompson. It has a space to draw Mr. Wiggle and a space to write down something he would say about taking care of our books. I use this activity with Grade 2.
3. Library Bookmarks - This is a page of four cute bookmarks with a library theme. These are perfect for students to color while you check out their first books of the year and will work for any lower elementary grade.
4. "What the Library Looks Like" activity - This worksheet allows students to draw the "right way" and "wrong way" to act during different situations in the library, including entering the library, listening to directions given by the librarian, looking for books, and working in groups. My students always enjoy this activity, especially drawing the "wrong way." I have used it with 5th through 8th graders, but it could work for younger students as well.
5. First Day of Library Survey - This survey includes several questions, mostly reading related, so you can get to know your students on the first day of library. I always learn something about each student, and I always get ideas for books to order based on the feedback I get from this survey. I have used surveys like this in grades 3 through 8.
Enjoy the beginning of the school year and may God bless you and your students throughout the year! :)