Library Media Specialist, Erica Fraiberg, and her students are loving the new furniture set up in the library. Since the removal of four large desk-top stations (now replaced by 10 Chromebooks that tuck neatly in the corner!), students ask if they can go and read “in the Livingroom.”
These third graders are focusing on curriculum this year that asks “Where do we fit into the world, from state to country to world?” Ms. Fraiberg shared, “In ...addition to research skills practiced in the library, students also listen to, read, and reflect on global issues. For example, A River Ran Wild, by Lynne Cherry looks at how people polluted the Nashua River and the efforts to clean it up again. One Plastic Bag, by Miranda Paul, touches upon the effects of discarded plastic bags. The Water Princess, by Susan Verde, speaks of the hardships of getting clean drinking water. Other topics are lack of education, disabilities, discrimination, and the benefits of planting trees.”
The new "Livingroom" offers students a comfortable place to sit, relax, read, and discuss.