# ABRACADABR A No More Books to shelve. The first step: Teach 2 nd and 3 rd graders how to shelve their Easy and Fiction books.

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ABRACADABR A No More Books to shelve

The first step: Teach 2 nd and 3 rd graders how to shelve their Easy and Fiction books.

2 nd Demonstrate the correct and incorrect way to place a book on the shelf.

3rd Mark two book trucks with the Easy and Fiction letters that match the letters on the shelves.

Red for Fiction

Blue for Easy

Red for Fiction

Blue for Easy

4th Make 3 X 5 cards (two different color sets, one for each team) to represent the book spine labels

5 th Demonstrate how to match up the spine label with the correct letter on the shelf.

E for Easy goes on the Blue Letter Shelves

And FIC for Fiction goes over the red letter shelves.

6 th Divide the students into 2 teams. The students will walk a relay race placing Easy and Fiction (3X5 cards) spine labels over the proper letter on the cart.

Divide the students into 2 teams. The students will walk a relay race placing Easy and Fiction spine labels in the proper place on the cart.

7 th When I call “time” have a volunteer or teacher help you count the correct and incorrect spine labels cards.

8 th I then review the incorrect cards with all of the students. To determine the winning team, award 1 point for each correct answer. Deduct 2 points for each incorrect answer.

8 th 9 th Declare the winner and discuss how the game is like shelving books. Explain that they are expected to shelve their Easy and Fiction books after their books are checked in.

10th As I check in the library books for 2 nd and 3 rd grade, I have the students place their NF books on the book truck.

11 th In order to get these NF books out, I have the 4 th - 6 th grade students pick up 3 extra books and put them away.

Teaching 4 th through 6 th graders how to put away (not shelve) their non-fiction books.

1 st and most important: Students must never shelve their own Non- Fiction books unless they have the book’s home marked with a shelf marker.

2 nd Each student must place their NF books in the corresponding blue numbered basket so that a “student library volunteer” can shelve them correctly.

3 rd Demonstrate to the students how to place a non-fiction book (3X5 cards) in the proper blue crate by looking at the spine label numbers.

4 th Prepare the students to apply what they have learned. Use two different colored sets of card with Non-fiction numbers on them to represent the NF spine labels.

5 th Students will walk a relay race placing the correct 3X5 card in the correct non-fiction basket.

Use 3X5 cards to represent spine labels. Students will play in teams placing the correct 3X5 card in the correct non- fiction blue basket

6 th Count the correct answer cards for each team and award one point each. Deduct two points for each card placed in the incorrect basket.

7 th Go over the incorrect spine label answers with the class. Declare the winning team.

8 th Explain to the students that they are expected to place their NF books in the proper NF baskets from now on, but only after the books have been checked in.

9 th And finally, let all students know that you can tell who places books in the wrong place. The sooner you start checking for incorrectly placed books, the sooner they will believe you.

Who placed this book in the wrong place?

Check Easy and Fiction shelves daily for books that are shelved incorrectly. The student volunteers will bring you the NF books that are in the incorrect place.

To determine who placed a book in the wrong place, go to Circulation. Press F3 and check the book in. Right click on the book title.

Click on Item Inquire.

Under last returned information—notice the date and student ID. If the date was within the last few days, write down the the student ID number.

Go to the F2 tab in circulation and type in the student ID number.

If the last patron is a Teacher, Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1 st grader, disregard it.

Remember 2 nd through 6 th graders are responsible for E and FIC books. Only 4 th through 6 th are responsible for NF books.

Mark the comment box with the name of the books and date you found it in the wrong place.

The comment box might look like this: Big Box 10/1/9; Cat in the Hat 10/2/9.

When you are checking out books to students you can tell them how many books of theirs that you have found in the wrong place.

Once a student has 5 books in the wrong place, have the student join you (on a day agreed upon by the PE department), so that you can give the student the individual help they need to put their books away.

Remember: Do not mark comments for student that have not been trained on that level. (NF for PreK-3 rd grade and E/FIC for PreK-1st)

Recruit Student Library Volunteers who will shelve the Non-fiction books and check the Easy/Fiction shelves.

I always use the highest grade level in my building for library student volunteers.

Promote the library volunteer program through advertising the incentives: Going to the front of the lunch line. Pizza parties at the end of each semester. Playing educational games on the computer.

Important things about library volunteers: They must sign in every day and they must attend at least 3 times each week.

Students write their name on a notebook when they are ready to have their NF and Easy Fiction shelves checked.

I check shelf number 1 in both Non Fiction and Easy/Fiction the first week. During week 2, I check shelf number 2……….

Students must have their library shelves neat and in order by Friday. (I work with them on holidays, etc.) Students who do not have their shelves in order are given one additional chance to get their shelves in order before they get a strike.

Student library volunteers can receive up to five strikes in a semester before they loose their job.

Reasons for strikes: Not attending 3 times per week, goofing off, not having their shelf in order by Friday, losing their badge, etc.

Library volunteers are always responsible for neatness of their shelves. They write their name in a notebook when they are ready for their NF and Easy/Fiction shelves to be checked by me.

I limit the number of times I will check a student’s shelf in a day to two checks.

If the student has their NF and Easy/Fiction shelf in order they receive my initials on the sign notebook and they can work on the computers, play educational games, talk quietly with friends, etc. until the next shelf is due.

Every day after the students have completed their shelves (and received my initials),they must check their NF basket for books and their shelves for neatness before doing anything else.

Monitoring the library volunteers during their lunch time and monitoring students attendance and completion of assigned shelves.

To assist with keeping the library neat during normal class time, I have the first 4 students who check out books straighten the library by pushing in the book ends.

I have the students wear lanyards so that I can keep up with who the library helpers are. I also give a bookmark to those students, as a reward, for helping.

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