- The official school day may end at 3:00 around here, but that doesn’t mean it’s down time for the school librarians! Not only is the library proper a hopping space for children and caregivers after school, but we also have an after school program that is chock full of activities for students to partake in.
This is the first year that I am teaching one of the after school classes. My group of students is going to be diving into the world of book blogging. My group is made up of 4th through 6th graders, and they will be exploring the worlds of kidlit blogs, book review blogs as well as class blogs. They will have to decide not only the focus of their blogs, but the format, the focus, and how to handle comments as well. Woven into will be discussions of digital citizenship and responsibility.
There have been quite a few articles lately about the importance of the digital footprint of our students, and I have to say that I tend to agree with most of them. With more of our students online outside of school, librarians and teachers need to be modeling positive online activity. Book blogging is a great way for students to have a voice, practice writing and formulating opinions, and communicating with other children from around the world.
I am looking forward to sharing our book bloggers ideas and blogs with you in the future!