Last week we sent out emails to the freshmen introducing the librarians, so this week we split up and went into study halls to put faces to names. We want them to know who to turn to when they have research questions, need help with citations, or just want a good book recommendation. On Wednesday, the Upper School had a different schedule for every grade level – Seniors got a day off to work on college applications, Juniors and Sophomores took the PSAT in the morning, and Freshmen rotated around stations. One of the stations was thought up/planned out by our very own librarians. They introduced Question Formulation Technique (QFT) with the topic of “grades.” Students worked in groups to come up with as many questions as they could regarding grades, then labeled questions as open or closed, and reworked questions to switch them to open or closed. Students had to dig a little deeper, and the result was some pretty great discussion.
Outside of the library, I got to cheer for the Severn cross country team as they raced in the Baltimore half marathon this weekend. Always fun to see a kid’s face when they don’t recognize you outside of your librarian clothes 🙂 Great job toughing it out on those hills!