Kindergarten and first grade students began with the sentence "I love my library because..." They then illustrated their response.
I love my library because I can get a book from book fair and I get to sit on bean bags and I get to have a stuffted animal. -Taylor, first grade
I love my library because it has books. -Henry, kindergarten
I love my library because Ms. Ashley. -Landon, first grade
**He assured me that I didn't look like that! It's a pigeon from Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.**
Second through sixth grades utilized their typing skills to write a paragraph or two about their library. I posted seven questions, and they picked two to answer. Second grade worked in a Word document, saved, and printed it. Third through sixth grade students composed their essay in their Google account. Most were able to print...but the Tech gods were not smiling on us the entire week and some students shared their document and I printed it later. We roll with the punches here!
I bound the essays by grade level using my handy, dandy CoverOne Book Binding machine (I found it STILL IN THE BOX in the back of the library).
Students have enjoyed reading each other's responses! I think I'll recycle this activity each year.
Some of my favorite responses:
Books are good for you.
I would be bored without the library.
Unlimited possibilities @ your library makes me feel free. Free to shout with joy and happiness. Free to do whatever I want and anything is possible.
My favorite thing about my school library is that is provides everyone with awesome books and has special programs like book fair.
I love my library because it is osm. (awesome)