Even though you have probably already done all of your orientations, I thought I'd share what I did, in case you'd like ideas for next year. I am always looking for different ideas for orientations. So, here you go...
I was able to share the following books with PreK, K and 1
I had hoped to be able to share this book
but we didn't have time. I can always read it later.
We also watched these fun videos:
Sammy the Shelfmarker
The Shelfmarker Song
How to Use a Shelfmarker in the Library
How to Take Care of Library Books
To go along with the book care video above, we colored a book care worksheet.
We went over book care for 2 weeks before Kindergarten and first grade classes began checking out. The first week they checked out, I let them decorate bookmarks to remind them of good book care. You can get a copy of those bookmarks here.
With second grade, after orientation, we reviewed parts of a book, finding good fit books, and the fiction sections of the Media Center. Here is a little bookmark I sent home with second grade to remind them of what a Good Fit Book is.
With third, fourth, and fifth grades, reviewed the rules of the Media Center and also how to look up a book using Destiny.
So that's what what I did for orientations this year. I am so exhausted, but I feel like this year has already started off better than in previous years. I feel much more organized, except for my blog posts (LOL), and it seems like the students are remembering what I have shared with them in previous years. That's always a plus.
I hope your year has started off well, too. How did your orientations go this year?