We were busy in the library this week! The 6th grade teams were in for orientation and we had an 8th grade group in to start their informative speech projects.
The 6th grade orientation was set up with three different stations. One group was in the library for a scavenger hunt. During the scavenger hunt, the students were introduced to the library set up (we use genrification) and also answered questions about various signs, displays, and other areas of interest. The scavenger hunt is below in case anyone would like to use it.
A second station introduced the kids to Destiny Quest (our library catalog) and the library website. I created a very basic digital breakout game for this part of the day. The link to the game/website is here:
https://sites.google.com/gpsne.org/destinybreakout/home. Their goal was to save Lulu the cat.
Finally, we had 8th graders in here starting research for their informative speech. Ms. Montamorano and I had discussed their parameters beforehand and they had previously selected topics. Once here, I went over our database collections and showed them the 5 Ws of Source Evaluation. We looked at a few different examples and they were on their way!