Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Scholastic Reading Summit

Yesterday, the Forest North library team had an amazing time at the Scholastic Reading Summit.  We chose two sessions - one led by Mrs. Fournier's favorite library blogger, Mr. Schu.  She was so excited!  The other one was about book talk clubs, which we will be incorporating into Library Leaders this year, and another new club Mrs. Fournier will be starting with Mr. Hashbarger.  Stay tuned for more information and check out these photos for more cool stuff we learned yesterday!

This is Mr. Schu, Mrs. Fournier's favorite blogger! 
A photo of a slide from Mr. Schu's presentation

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Don't Forget 7/29 Lock In!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Library to Have 1:1 Electronic Devices This Year!

The Forest North Library is thrilled to announce that we are a Next Gen Trailblazer Library for RRISD next year. This means the library will have a set of iPads for students to use during library lessons to incorporate technology this upcoming year. This also means I'm attending trainings this summer to prepare! Today I attended an all-day training about various resources to use. Thanks Mrs. Rubin from Brushy Creek Elementary for teaching us! Next up is another Next Gen specific training on 8/6 with Mrs. Rhea & Mr. Brewton!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Staffing Changes in the Library!

I'm so excited to announce that we have a new addition to the library staff at Forest North!  I am going to be job-sharing this year with Ginger Young.  I'll be working Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and spending Thursday and Friday at home with my daughter, Harper. Mrs. Young's daughter, AnnaJean, is starting Kindergarten this fall, so she will be joining us as the Thursday and Friday librarian with perfect timing!  Mrs. Young was the Forest North Librarian in the 2007-2008 school year, and served as the Forest North Library Assistant in the 2009-2010 school year, which was my first year as librarian, so we have lots of experience working together and with the Forest North community!  Mrs. Vetter, our trusty Library Assistant, is coming back (hooray!) and will be working half of each school day to provide continuity, as always. 

Please welcome Mrs. Young and thanks for working with us as we figure out how to divide and conquer all of our many responsibilities in the library.  Many thanks to the progressive stance of Round Rock ISD for allowing us to job-share and honoring the commitment we make to our families and motherhood!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

5th Grade Book Club - Book Trailers

Here's the final video made by our 5th grade book club.  Need a book to read?  Check these out - books recommended for 5th grade and up!