“What’s your favorite subject?” a child’s mother asked. “Library,” he told me he answered. “Library isn’t a class,” the mom promptly responded. “Oh, yes it is,” he answered. Oh, yes it it!!!
In the school library, I am able to teach research and information literacy skills. Students learn how to evaluate information and find resources. They begin to appreciate literature in new ways. Scholars are able to explore subjects they may have an interest in and expand their thinking. Several special education classes have been also able to learn how to relax, breathe calmly through difficult situations with other classmates or teachers that frustrate them and to let it roll right off. For the last year and a half, several classes have been doing yoga in the library. We begin with a yoga read aloud and then practice poses for 10 to 15 minutes. Yoga is starting to be a way of life. What better place to learn about health and wellness than in the library! In the January 2015 issue of the national magazine, School Library Journal, P.S. 54 scholars are featured as practicing yogi. Namaste.