The MCR3 school district is located in a rural, central Missouri farming community. The district serves approximately 260 students K-12. I see elementary and middle school students each week on a fixed schedule; each class period is 50 minutes. Students may also visit the library during open library times. High school students visit the high school library on an open schedule. I also collaborate with high school teachers on a regular basis. When I am occupied with duties in either library, students are served by my certified paraprofessional.
As a school librarian in a small, rural school district, I'm constantly looking for ways to expand my students' world view.
Any additional resources help to achieve this goal. Resources may be used as activities in the library or shared with teachers through the classroom or collaboration with myself.
Our elementary library is located in a basement room with no windows. Even though we try to lighten the room with decor, it is sometimes difficult to do so.
Adding a new reading area rug and Pete the Cat light filters will brighten our library.
We spend the last ten to fifteen minutes of elementary library with a read aloud. Our current reading mat is primary colored rubber squares that are difficult to keep clean. A new rug depicting books will provide a comfy spot for students to listen to books.
Pete the Cat is a favorite character of my elementary students. The light filters will be placed strategically in three of our light fixtures to reduce glare from the fluorescents.
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