For her literacy lesson, Mrs. Henderson has been going into selected 8th grade language arts classrooms and taking a Popup Library with her. She found some really engaging online book trailers (like a movie trailer, but about a book) and printed QR codes that link to the trailers. The QR codes are taped to the cover of the book. Students used school iPads and their own devices to browse around and watch the trailers. Once they found a book they'd like to read, Mrs. Henderson used an app on her phone to check the books out to students. It was a very engaging way for students to find some great literature for their next reading project. She tied it in with #weneeddiversebooks, whose mission is to make sure all children can see themselves in the pages of a book.
Next week, she'll be working with 7th grade language arts classes as they begin their Infographic project about inventions and innovators. Students will learn to use databases to find the most reliable information possible about their topics.
Mrs. Henderson is a busy lady! She and her husband have four children, from elementary age to high school, a dog and two kittens. She takes classes and works in the music library at Chapel Hill. We're so happy to have her with us this semester, and know she'll make a fabulous school librarian.