Holidays incite excitement among students. In the Library Learning Commons right before Thanksgiving, we decided to host a 2nd grade, 6th grade "thankful" station rotation event. Both grades convened in the Library Learning Commons to pair up and work together at a station. We offered crafts (turkey hats), coloring, educational computer games, bingo, paired reading, and video taping. Staff and students loved the activity and the opportunity this space provided for across grade collaboration. Everyone was smiling, having a good time, and working together. Students were free to visit as many stations as they wished and many tried to participate in all of them. At the end of 50 minutes, kids hugged each other and asked to do this again. There was no arguing, tears, or boredom- all were engaged. The older students were amazing role models and their patience and willingness to assist the younger kids was a reminder to us all how kind and empathetic our children are. Here are a few pictures of the event for you to enjoy.
The Noisy Librarian