Dear McDonald School Families,
As the new teacher-librarian at McDonald, I am thrilled to help our McDonald students develop a love of reading in our beautiful library. We have many exciting activities planned for this year. I look forward to working with all of our McDonald families.Students in grades K-5 visit our library formally, with their class, once a cycle for 45 minutes. Library classes follow a set curriculum and offer our students the opportunity to become "effective users of ideas and information”. I work closely with teachers to integrate library skills and materials into the core curriculum. At all grade levels, the teachers and teacher-librarian work together to reinforce appropriate reading strategies and encourage self-selection of library materials. The library is open to students continually throughout the morning and students are permitted to visit as needed.Students in grades K-2 typically participate in read-aloud story times that introduce them to fiction/nonfiction, literary genres, authors, foundations of research, parts of a book, and basic knowledge of library organization.
My goal is to provide a vital combination of resources, curriculum, activities, and professional expertise that help students acquire not just information, but the skills and judgment to make good use of that information. Most importantly, I strive to make learning and reading fun.
Pam McNultyTeacher-LibrarianMcDonald Elementary School