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September 28, 2016
Kindergarten — Library & Digital Literacy

The elementary school library provides a rich environment for fostering a love of books and reading. Weekly classes include book talks, read-aloud stories, learning activities, and introductions to authors and various genres. Students learn how to navigate the library’s electronic catalog, access online resources, and find books that suit both their interests and research needs.

The library’s mission is to enrich the school’s educational programs, to provide for the interests and needs of students, and to develop and nurture a love of reading.

Literature Appreciation

  • Care of books, book orientation, listening skills, parts of the book, read alouds, book talks, empathic understanding
  • Exposure to classic tales and stories from around the world
  • Mythology, folktales, fables, nursery rhymes, tall tales

Research

  • Trees, alphabet books, shape books

Media Literacy

  • Animated picture books and DVDs

Approaches to Learning

  • Listening skills, hands on browsing, free exploration, exposure to global literature, culture and ideas, respecting diversity in all its forms