Currently, students come to the library with their class once a week for a scheduled session. Students in grades 3-5 are able to utilize "open library" before school.
Students should not visit the library during the day without expressed permission from the librarian, Mrs. Griffin, on Mondays-Thursdays. The library is conducting classes throughout the day on Mondays-Thursdays. The library is open to assist students and teachers in their Wonder Hour goals on Friday. Teachers may schedule additional class time, or may choose to send students individually.
"Open library" is time before school for 3rd-5th grades students to use the library independently. Students are able to use the workspaces for classroom or homework assignments, they are able to find a quiet/comfortable reading area, or they may renew or checkout library books.
"Open library" is a priviledge for our older students. The library opens when the building opens Monday-Thursday. The library will be closed before school on Fridays. Students are expected to come to the library for a constructive purpose and must check in with their morning waiting area before coming to the library.
There may be days when the library is closed for meetings or events - a sign will be posted at the door to let students know.
We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to serving students in this capacity.
Other ways to support the library and its goals are to donate items from the library wish lists listed below. You can also encourage and support your young readers and creators at home!
SUGERENCIAS DE BIBLIOTECA
Library Wish Lists!
Libraries are ever transforming learning centers. We would like the Kendall Elementary Library continue to transform with our students' learning needs. The lists below are wishlists of materials that will help us further our students' success and promote student investigation and creation within a safe and comfortable atmosphere.
Library Wellness Zone Wish List
The Library "Wellness Zone" would provide students with an opportunity to release pent up energy or be active while reading. Part of the BISD library district initiatives is to create a "Wellness Zone" within our libraries to better serve students.
- SPRI Balance Pods Hedgehog Stability Balance Trainer Dots
- Drive Medical Deluxe Folding Exercise Peddler
- Fidget Bands for Classroom Chairs School Desks, Flexible Seating Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet and Students with ADHD, ADD, Autism Sensory Needs
- Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball
Library Breakerspace Wish List
The idea of a "Breakerspace" is to allow students to discover how things are made by pulling them apart!
- Old electronics
- Old electronics
Library Makerspace Wish List