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Friday, January 7, 2011

Doing the "Bookie-Lookie"

Our kindergarteners have begun selecting books from the shelves in the library! They have been learning that books in a library are organized and how important it is to put books back where they belong so they don't get lost in the collection. To help them do this, they are learning how to use shelf markers. It's really important that they remember to put the shelf marker in the spot where the book came from before removing the book from the shelf. We've been enjoying a fun song that helps them remember to do this. It's called the "Shelf Marker Song", which was written by Jackie Mims Hopkins, but the kids call it the "Bookie-Lookie"! If you have a kindergartener at home, ask him or her to sing it with you. It might sound silly, but they really love it and it really does help them remember what to do!

(sung to the tune of the Hokey Pokey)

You put your shelf marker in.
You pull a book right out.
You look through the pages to see what it's about.
You do the bookie-lookie to make sure the book's just right.
That's what it's all about!
You do the bookie-lookie! You do the bookie-lookie! You do the bookie-lookie! That's what it's all about!

ALL Ashaway students should be able to tell you what each student is doing correctly in these pictures!