Library Media Specialist:
Grades K/1 Symbaloo Page
Marguerite E. Small Elementary School is a PreK-3 elementary school in West Yarmouth. We are part of the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District. The library is a dedicated space that houses our growing collection of both fiction and non-fiction books. Adjacent to the library is a computer lab with 25 desktop computers. I am the library media specialist and teach both library and computer to grades K-3.
One of my most important tasks is collaboration with the staff in the building. A first grade teacher, the literacy coach and myself implemented two collaborative projects this past year. One was on nocturnal animals and the other was using the book Perfect Pairs, Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K-2 by Melissa Stewart and Nancy Chesley supported by a grant through the Dennis Yarmouth educational foundation. I use Symbaloo in my computer classes to make sure my lessons are targeted and the students are using the proper websites. I have the link on my teacher page on the school’s website so the students can access it from home. The staff in the building works hard to create a school wide culture of reading.