December is winding down and although there is still no snow here in Vermont, we do have plenty to celebrate! This morning, our school held exploratories. What is an exploratory? It’s simple; take staff and community members who have a passion to share, add students across grade levels, give them time to explore and learn together, and there you have it!
Here are some highlights from our “Altered Book” Exploratory. Have you ever wondered what librarians do with books that have been loved to pieces or returned with a page or two missing? We use our imaginations to give them new meaning. Many thanks to Mrs. Aube, Mrs. Spellman, and Mrs. Boffa for helping, and thanks to our students who got to learn something new and just be with one another!
Our book inspirations for the morning were My Pen by Christopher Myers and Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett and Matthew Myers.
Here are some of our stations:
And here are some action photos:
To learn a bit more about other exploratories, follow the links below for some digital reflections created by 4th graders during their library class! For these reflections, they used a digital tool they’ve had some practice with, and talked a bit about their new learning from the day.
A nice little thank you note made my last day before the Holiday Break end quite nicely. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!