2022/2023 Impact Report
- The Dellview Library hosted a Fall Book Fair to promote reading. Whether visiting with parents or their class all students were able to participate in the Book Fair contest to win more books and other fun prizes.
- The Library Season’s Readings program is a week-long holiday book rotation for our Kinder, First, and Second grade classes. Each morning the Reading Reindeer delivers a different holiday book to each class for teachers to read aloud.
- Dellview celebrated Read Across America during the week of February 27th - March 3rd. Staff, faculty, and students participated in reading-themed dress-up days, and Miss Anastasia visited Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade students with an always fun and hilarious storytime. Students also were able to participate in a bookmark design contest.
- The Dellview Library welcomed Edward Martin Polansky, author of the Oscar the Osprey series, to visit with third grade students. He shared the inspiration for his books, his writing process, answered great questions from students, and taught everyone some amazing facts about the osprey.
print books in collection
ebooks books in collection
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ebooks books checked out
- Upper elementary students used News-O-Matic to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month. They showed what they learned with a 3-2-1 Pyramid learning strategy.
- To celebrate the World Cup, 5th grade students read The Floating Field by Scott Riley, learned about the challenges the Panyee Football Club had to overcome, and made connections from the book to their own personal experiences. Students then had a STEM project challenge of their own to design and build a floating field.
- Fourth grade students created a biography “quilt” for Black History Month. Using library databases, like PebbleGo and Britannica School, students found relevant information about Black leaders in American history, and then completed their biography quilt square. Once the squares were completed they were “sewn” together to make a collaborative quilt.
- For National Poetry Month, first-grade students listened to Poem in My Pocket, by Christ Tougas and discussed poetic elements, like rhyming, which were found in the book. Students then created spring diamante poems with printed word tiles along with pockets made of construction paper to put their newly crafted poems.
Third grade students learned about mathematician, Katherine Johnson, and her contribution to the successful landing of Apollo 13. After watching a video of the Apollo 13 landing and building background knowledge, students listened to Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker. Throughout the read aloud, students generated questions about the text and made predictions. After the read-aloud, students collaborated in a STEM activity where they were tasked to design their own space capsules. They were challenged to build a capsule that would slow down and land safely. Working through the design process many students went back to their design, made adjustments, and had successful landings.
- The librarian collaborated with the Family Specialist to provide a community workshop to parents and families. The workshop highlighted the importance of daily reading, tips to support child comprehension, and access to library resources.
- The librarian collaborated with 2nd grade teachers to support students with their fairy tale unit. After weeks of lessons and stories in the library and the classroom, 2nd grade students showed off their skills in the Fairy Tale Rodeo, a game show-based activity where students answer questions about the Fairy Tales they have read.
- In collaboration with the Family Specialist, the librarian facilitated a monthly community storytime for pre-k age children and their families. The storytime, which was attended by Dellview families and beyond, stressed the importance of early childhood literacy and included stories, music, movement, and learning stations.
- The librarian and the kindergarten teachers collaborated to guide students through a research project about roller coasters. The research opened with a read-aloud of The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster, by Mo Willems. As a whole class, students explored and gathered information using library resources, like National Geographic Kids; they asked inquisitive questions about how roller coasters work; shared what they learned; and synergized to create their own roller coasters.
Pizza with Pallotta was a collaborative event with the school librarian, family specialist, and a retired Dellview teacher. This evening event featuring author Jerry Pallotta was open to students, families, and Dellview staff. The Dellview community enjoyed pizza while listening to and learning from Mr. Pallotta. The always funny and well-loved author shared his writing process and inspiration for all his books, including his popular Who Would Win series. Students asked engaging questions about Mr. Pallotta, his books, and life in Boston and they all left with a signed copy of one of his books. Dellview students were fans of his books before his visit and left with a deeper understanding of those books, the ideas behind those books, and the author who wrote them.
Author, Jerry Palotta, posing with 2 students.
- The librarian sponsors and facilitates the school’s morning announcements, DVTV (Dellview Television). The DVTV crew, which includes the news anchors and tech crew, meets every morning to start the school day for all Dellview students.
- The librarian provided training to teachers on News-O-Matic, a new addition to the library resources. In addition to a tour of all the features and teacher tools, they were provided with ideas for using News-O-Matic to support their lessons.
- The librarian attended the 2023 TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) conference. The four-day long conference provided several educational sessions which the librarian will use to support and enhance instruction and to share with co-workers and colleagues.
- The librarian was nominated for the Trinity Prize Award by her colleagues at Dellview. The Trinity Prize Award recognizes public school educators for their excellence in teaching. The librarian attended the NEISD Trinity Prize Ceremony, where the nominees for each of the district campuses were honored.