With the Super Bowl coming up next weekend, I brought out these fun shelf order centers last week.
These Call Number Puzzles from Jennifer Siderius also make for a fun center. At least one puzzle has a sports theme.
We played a game of Minute to Win It to see if they could sort the cards in one minute. It made it really fun. Not too many finished, but they all enjoyed it. I used the fact that not many finished to point out the importance of using a shelf marker to keep books in order otherwise they could end up like a big unorganized mess...like their sorting cards were before they put them in order.
You can find these DEMCO book-stops HERE.
I retaught students about the sports and leisure genre and reminded them where the non-fiction sports books and biographies are. I also book talked some of the fiction sports books we have in our collection.
Although it is usually a pretty popular non-fiction section, the 700s were even more heavily checked out last week. Hopefully that trend will continue. Sometimes it just takes a little reminder.
We also just received a shipment of 170 new non-fiction books. I will be working frantically to get them shelf ready and into my patrons' hands as soon as possible.
Always a fun time in the media center! What's going on in your media center this week?