BEPS LIBRARY INTRODUCTION
Thank you for visiting the BEPS Library Webpage. I am Mrs. Darla Butero, and I have been teaching information literacy/library skills here at BEPS or BES for the last fourteen years. I cherish the daily opportunity to introduce kids to books that they may enjoy. Nothing can compare to hearing children laugh about something they saw or read in a book except the excitement that bubbles forth from children as they share some fact that they discovered within the pages of a book. One of the main goals of the BEPS Library is to foster a love of books and reading in our BEPS Students. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns at email@example.com .
HOW PARENTS CAN HELP STUDENTS
- Please help your children keep their BEPS Library books well cared for by helping them to remember the book care rules:
- keep books away from the reach of pets
- keep books away from the reach of younger children
- keep books away from water and weather
- handle books with care turning pages from the top corner
- never dog-ear a page instead mark your place using a bookmark or clean scrap of paper
- do not eat or drink while reading a library book
- use clean hands to read a book
- return books on time
- YOU CAN ALSO HELP YOUR CHILDREN KEEP THEIR LIBRARY BOOKS IN GOOD CONDITION BY PROVIDING A 2 gallon or 2.5 gallon ZIP TOP BAG. Almost any of our library books will fit into these size of bags, and once books are zipped inside, the bag protects the book from dirt, wet mittens, food, crayons, pencils, water bottles, and other items that may damage the book inside the student's backpack.
- Your child's book will be due approximately two weeks from the day that it was checked out. The due date is the last date in the list of dates stamped on the salmon colored card in the book pocket found inside the front or back cover of our library books.
- A student can select a new book each week if the student remembers to return the previously checked out book. Keeping library books safely inside the student's backpack when it is not actually being read, allows the student to have the book at school ready to return to the library.
- There are not overdue fees, but students/parents will be responsible for the replacement fees for lost or badly damaged books.
- PARENTS ARE NEEDED TO HELP STUDENTS WRITE WISH LISTS DURING THE FALL AND SPRING BEPS SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRS. Please watch this posting and the principal newsletter for those dates.
BEPS Library/Computer Classes -
Kindergarten classes are on a five day rotation schedule for Explore Classes. (Delay-start Wednesdays are not included in the regular rotation schedule as they are only 30 minutes on those days). In almost every class period, students listen to a book being read aloud and respond to that book along with the following lessons;
- Instruction on how to be a good listener and library expectations
- School and Library Manners are read about and emphasized through a variety of activities.
- Book Care Activities
- Parts of a Chromebook
- How to treat a Chromebook and login
- Learning to swipe, precision click, and drag and drop with touchpad mouse
- Practice taking care of books in the library
- Practice removing books from the library shelves using a shelf marker stick
- Parts of a book (outside of a book) activities
- Author and Illustrator songs and activities
- Beginning in November: Checking out books to take to the classroom to read.
- Beginning in January: Checking out books to take home to enjoy and take care of them
- What a librarian's job is
- A variety of authors/illustrators are read and responded to using various activities
First Grade classes are on a four day rotation schedule for Explore Classes. (Delay-start Wednesdays are not included in the regular rotation schedule as they are only 30 minutes long). We often read books and respond to them along with the following lessons:
- Lessons on how to be a good listener and library expectations
- Book care and library procedures are revisited with a variety of activities
- Practice taking care of books in the library and check out procedures
- Reviewing parts of a Chromebook and how to treat a Chromebook and login
- Four ways to activate page scrolling on a Chromebook
- Trouble shooting chromebook search key popup, popup menus, page freezing, closing a window on the chromebook screen
- Practicing precision with using a touchpad mouse while practicing literacy or math skills
- Learning to drag and drop with touchpad mouse while practicing literacy or math skills
- Beginning keyboarding practice
- Parts of a book including the cover, spine, spine label, title page, table of contents, glossary, and index
- The Differences between Fiction and Nonfiction books
- Practice determining Fiction and Nonfiction books
- Practice on how we access different types of books in the library
- Caldecott Awards are introduced and a variety of Caldecott winning books are read and responded to
HELPFUL LINKS for Parents and Students:
Read Online Books for kids:
(Pine River Library card needed for first login on a device)
Book Review Websites: