Third graders now get to take out books from anywhere in the library ... but they're not sure how to find what they want. So we're learning how to use the online catalog and convert call number listings into shelf locations.
We started simple, with the fiction section. Every fiction call number has "FIC" as the first line, and then the first three letters of the author's last name as the second line.
For example, if I wrote a book, the call number would be
What would YOUR call number be?
Students figured out the call numbers for a list of books and and then created their very own for a fiction book they "wrote." Here are some of Room 17's book covers: