The Tuscany Heights librarian provides instructional support through lessons that reinforce the K-5 grade level curriculum in various content areas.
*Using Pebble Go and print materials, 1st graders investigated how technology has impacted the daily lives of Americans.
*Using a librarian-created LibGuide and print materials, 3rd graders researched natural disasters and how the forces of nature affect human beings.
*Using a variety of library resources (print and digital), 5th graders researched Renaissance inventors.
Collaboration is key to a successful library program. The librarian frequently meets with teachers (formally and informally) to plan throughout the year to ensure that student/faculty needs are being met. For example, at the beginning of the school year, each team of teachers fills out a library research 'wish list'. Teams then meet with the librarian to sketch out a calendar of events for the school year. Follow-up meetings occur to fine-tune each lesson.
The library is the heart of Tuscany Heights and is frequently used for a variety of purposes before, during and after school hours. Examples of Library programming:
The Leader in Me Nights
Baby Showers and Wedding Showers
Kids' Involvement Network (KIN)
Tuscany 3rd graders use iPads and books to research natural disasters.