This school year, we have instituted a new experience for our first and fifth grade students. Each week when the first graders come into the LMC to find and check out books, a rotating group of fifth grades students are on hand to help. The fifth grader's offer suggestions, help to search and find "good fit" books, and then read with the first grader's for a few minutes. Both groups of students enjoy and benefit from this exchange.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.