Thursday, December 15, 2011

Reading in a Winter Wonderland

Lakeview Elementary
Contributed by Lori Gossen - Library Media Specialist

These are some photos we took of our "Reading in a Winter Wonderland" activities in the library at Lakeview Elementary. We invited all of the classes to come to the library and read. We tried to create a wonderful environment conducive to focus on reading. We brought lights, turned on Christmas music, decorated for winter and handed each child a Snickerdoodle cookie. They were able to concentrate and read in the library. We invited them to come back in between subjects and at lunch for more reading enjoyment. Our focus was to bring reading into the lime light!

Reading is a life long skill needed for the success in their future. Lakeview is "FOCUSED" on developing good readers.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chess Club at Yukon High School

Yukon High School
Contributed by Linda Prentice - Library Media Specialist

Chess is a challenging game which can help students develop a wide variety of important skills. According to the Oklahoma Scholastic Chess Organization, playing chess can help students develop:
  • Math Skills
  • Communication Abilities
  • Creativity
  • Concentration
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Self Esteem

The Chess Club is one of many clubs available at Yukon High School. These are some photos of our students in Chess Club at a meeting on December 14, 2011.