Spartanburg Public Library Partnership

Teachers brought classes to sign up for a special library card.  The card allows students to choose physical materials and have them delivered to our school.  We will give the materials to the students.  When a student is finished, he or she returns the materials back to us, and the courier picks up the materials to take back to the main branch.

Here are a few photos of the public library and the students who received the new card:


 

Project LIT Chapter

Spartanburg High School has been selected as a chapter in the nationwide Project LIT community. As the logo says, “It’s not just reading, it’s a movement”. There are more than 1,000 Project Lit chapters across more than forty-five states (along with a few international chapters). The Project LIT Community is a national, grass roots literacy movement, a team of educators and students who work together to

• Empower our students as readers, writers, and leaders
• Promote a love of reading in schools and communities
• Read, discuss, and celebrate books that make our students feel seen, heard,
affirmed, and valued
• Champion young people and books that reflect their lived realities, communities,
and identities

The Spartanburg High School librarians’ Project LIT program includes: two ninth grade teachers reading Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, four book buckets filled with thirty different Project LIT title selections, an online bookclub reading titles together as well as independently while exploring cultural and thematic topics, and hosting community leaders and authors to extend the literacy discussion beyond the book and outside the classroom.

The library staff thanks Terry Pruitt and Vance Jones for funding this important initiative. Without their support, we would not have been able to participate in this amazing program.

Comparing Resources – Student Led

Flashback to September 8th …

Mr. Eaton asked Mrs. Myers to do a lesson on different resources and talk about the pitfalls of Google to social studies classes who would be doing a research project on religions. Mrs. Myers asked Mr. Eaton to split the class into three groups. She created guiding questions for each group, and all of the groups took the same topic (Scientology) but researched it using a different resource. One group took on Google, one the catalog, and one DISCUS. When about twenty minutes was left in class, each group sent a couple or few representatives to the front where they used the ActivPanel to share the results of their search.

Speed Dating!

Mrs. Eaton and Gibson’s classes participated in a speed dating event in the Loquacious Library. Mrs. Myers used the documents and ideas presented on Gwyneth Jones’s (also known as The Daring Librarian) blog. Mary Reilly-Clark (SEMS Library Lady) came up with the activity, and you can find the details about the activity and the documents necessary to replicate it at The Daring Library blog.

Thank you Mrs. Eaton and Mrs. Gibson for taking photos and filming! Please take a look at the video to see how the dating scene went down …