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Using the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to guide me, my goal is to create a library environment for students that goes beyond reading alone. I want to empower my students to research and collaborate by creating areas in the library where they can explore and expand their knowledge.

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Lifelong Learners start in the Library

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School:
Dune Lakes Elementary School 
Subject:
Literacy 
Teacher:
Rachel Gonzalez 
Students Impacted:
800 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
October 9, 2020

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St. Joe Community Foundation - $871.52

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Goal

Using the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to guide me, my goal is to create a library environment for students that goes beyond reading alone. I want to empower my students to research and collaborate by creating areas in the library where they can explore and expand their knowledge. 

 

What will be done with my students

These literacy stations I aim to create will include a Magnetic Poetry Station, Listening Center, Boggle, Chess and Checkers, 3D Books, Listen to Yourself Read, Create a Bookmark, Puzzle, Origami and more. My students will be able to benefit from these centers year round and for years to follow. The AASL states the library is a place where students should be collaborating, exploring, and inquiring. It is not a place simply for reading anymore, so while I will use these centers to tie in the AASL's standards for school librarians, I will show the kids how to use books from the library to make their station experience even better! Stations will be stored in plastic bins so they can be moved around the library. 

 

Benefits to my students

My students will benefit from these literacy stations by improving their ability to think, create, share and grow. For the students who are still trying to master reading and comprehension, and might feel overwhelmed in the library, literacy stations will be a stepping stone to them finding their confidence. I will be able to measure my students' successes differently with every station. For stations that include the use of a book, I will track the students' AR points. For stations that end with a product, like Boggle or poetry, I will use a rubric for evaluation. I will also depend on surveys from the students and their teachers. I expect to see a decrease in behavioral issues in the library as students will be fully engaged.  

 

Budget Narrative

The items listed include DIY bookmark sets, 3D glasses and 3D books, Boggle and Boggle Jr., magnetic boards and magnetic word tiles, Checkers, Chess, headphones, puzzles, whisperphones, Origami book and paper, and ten storage bins. Several of the items will be purchased twice, one for the younger students and one for the older ones. (e.g. puzzles for K-2 and puzzles for 3-5 or sight word magnetic tiles for K-2 and compound word tiles for 3-5) 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 5 Quart Storage Bins with Lids $37.94
2 Easy Origami Book $15.11
3 Origami Paper x2 $38.97
4 Dog Man Puzzle x2 $33.98
5 Whisperphones x4 $119.52
6 Jigsaw Puzzles Pack $24.49
7 Headphones x4 $58.00
8 Checkers Game x3 $38.97
9 Chess Game x3 $40.47
10 Magnetic Word Tiles x3 $64.93
11 Magnetic Chalkboard x2 $59.98
12 Boggle Jr. x3 $44.97
13 Boggle x3 $28.74
14 3D Books $130.63
15 3D Glasses x4 $55.92
16 DIY Bookmarks x10 $78.90
  Total: $871.52

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