Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Class Visit Outlines

Class Visit Outline
Kindergarten Class
Introducing the Library to the Students (View Example Below)

Anonymous School - Kindergarten - Wednesday, May 9, 2012

1. Set up tables with book displays and arrange the chairs accordingly. 

2.  I (Librarian) introduce myself to the class and I ask the students about the library and what they like about a library. 

3.  I remind them that there are different things to do in the library, such as reading, doing your homework, coloring, doing crafts and using the computer.  I emphasize how the library is a fun place to learn about anything you want to learn about and it is a place that will help you with schoolwork as well. 

4.   I tell them that I like the library because there are so many books to read and learn from.

5.  I show the students different types of books, such as picture books, lift-the-flap books, pop-up books and books with eye catching illustrations. 

6.  I ask them if they like insects, worms, butterflies, the outdoors, etc.  I show them props of insects and other elements of the Spring season, such as gardens, flowers, etc. 

7.  I then read "Bustle in the Bushes" by Giles Andreae. 

8.  I show them the proper way to hold a book and I show them how it is important to take care of a book that you borrow from the library.  (Students are shown examples of battered books so they understand why it is important to not ruin a book). 

9. The students were shown the different parts of the book, such as the spine, the front and back covers.  I remind them that when a book is on a shelf, only the spine should be visible unless the book is on display. 

10.  I demonstrate to them the proper behavior in the library, such as gently pulling a book off the shelf by the spine, where to place books that will not be taken out, being quiet in the library, no running and waiting in line for reference or checking out an item.  I use a thumbs up or a thumbs down system with them to rate the behavior as good or bad. 

11.  As I distribute the library cards to the children, I state that the library card is their own card and it is not for anyone else to use. *They will be allowed to take out one book and they have to return that book on the date that it is due.  (I show them a sample receipt with a due date on it so that they understand.)

12.  I encourage them to browse through books displayed on the tables for them as well as the picture books and easy readers sections. 

Class Visit Outline
Preschool Class

Anonymous Preschool – Class Visit – Friday, March 22, 2013
11:00 AM – Library Children’s Reference Room

Introducing the library to the preschoolers, reading them a story, singing finger plays and having them color.  (View Example Below!)

1.     I introduce myself as the librarian to the class.

2.     I tell them that I like working in a library because there is a variety of books to read with bright illustrations and pictures. 

3.     I tell the children they can read about anything they want, especially about colors.  I show them props that involve colors.

4.     I will read to them the books, “The Crayon Box that Talked” by Sharon DeRolf and “My Crayons Talk” by Patricia Hubbard.

5.     I will ask them about colors that they like. 

6.     I sing finger plays about colors and crayons.   

7.     I demonstrate how important it is to take care of the books in the library and not ruin them. 

8.     I give coloring sheets of rainbows. 

Other recommended books on colors:
“Maisy’s Rainbow Dream” by Lucy Cousins
“Color Farm” by Lois Ehlert
“Color Zoo” by Lois Ehlert
“A Color of His Own” by Leo Lionni
“Little Blue and Little Yellow” by Leo Lionni
“I Know a Wee Piggy” by Kim Norman

Deanna Field
Children’s Librarian