Students familiarizing themselves with the new books. Some spend hours at one shelf. I love catching which books peak their interests, and which books they pass over. Every student is different.
When the books arrived and needed to be stamped and catalogued, we decided to put on the Pace Pack DVD so the students could experience the Smart Board for the first time while they were working. None of the students in the room had ever seen a movie played on a screen that large.
I asked each of the students who were helping setup to pick out their favorite book, and write a short composition on why they were excited to read it. Some students spent hours going through the collection before deciding on their pick. Watching the students discover the books is one of my favorite parts of this program.
Pearson has put together a phenomenal Atlas with an East African focus. It is one of the first books I show students when we deliver the books. It also comes with a CD ROM – perfect for library classes using the Smart Board! We included several books on minerals and gemstones in this collection, because it is a mining community.
Always my favorite section – our collection of books on the environment in Africa is becoming stronger and stronger as our program progresses and we discover new publishers. On the left is the Pace Pack book, an incredible textbook written for an African context, promoting environmental stewardship. It complements the DVD, which we played throughout the 3 day setup.