Library - Mrs. Guerrier

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 Hello DeChantal!  We are well on track for another great school year!

We hope it will be an exciting and productive experience for your child.

The library is a wonderful place where students get the opportunity to gain a wide range of information by reading in the library and by checking out books; there is something for everyone.  In addition, didactic approaches appropriate to the student's level will be used to orient them to library usage.   Primary grades learn about basic book care, parts of a book, the role of an author and illustrator, the difference between fiction and non-fiction, how to summarize information, and much more.  We explore fairy tales, poems and award winning books.

The middle and upper grades review all of the above; in addition, they are given an overview of the Dewey-Decimal  System, and using this skill, learn how to find information on various topics.  Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the topics covered through discussions, practical exercises, and sharing through written individual and group projects.  The latter, for the most part, can and should be should be worked on during library class. Typing and finishing touches can be completed at home.

4th - 8th grade projects will be graded to provide feedback to the students. The "library" grade will count toward the student's grade in English. Details about assignments, including the rubric and due dates, will be provided in writing to all students and teachers, and will be available on the library web site.  

As always, I feel honored to be able to work with such a spirited group of students.  I invite all parents, especially those who are new to our school, to visit our library, and to volunteer in some manner.  It is a great way to become familiar with the books your children are reading from our school, and to meet their classmates.  Shelving books, aiding students in finding books, volunteering at the book fair (and chairing it as mentioned previously), or assisting with primary grades during their library times are areas where there is always a need. Please write to me at if you have time to share your talents in any of these areas.

Any project due will be listed below  Please email me with your questions should you have any.

I look forward to our year together.  Thank you for your support, and for entrusting your children to us.

 Warm regards,

Alexis Guerrier

Library Teacher

                                    Assignments for 2019

4th Grade Black Hx. Project -students will research an African American or a person with African roots who has made positive contributions to American society, collect 5 - 10 facts about that person and present in a pop up book.  Due February 4th 2019. Work will be done in Library class.

7th Grade Mardis Gras/Lent Project-Students assigned a question related to Mardi Gras and/or Lent to which a one paragraph response must be written (4 - 5 sentences).  Then a mask will be provided for student to decorate with a partner, or alone.  Due Feb 11.  Work will be done in Library class.

8th Grade Informative Speech - Topic must be approved by teacher; must be 3 - 5 minutes long; Note cards must be used, NO READING of cards, cards will serve as a guide.  3 sources must be used to give credibility to speaker and the information.  A total of 100 points possible.  Rubric provided to students. Due Week of February 18.  Work will be done in Library class.