In making the school library a true learning common, Highview has transitioned from a traditional setting of wooden tables and chairs to comfortable beanbags and whiteboard tables. The table tops allow children to take notes or write vocabulary words as stories are being read. They can jot down key ideas which is excellent practice for NYS ELA that are routinely given starting in 3rd grade. To begin, ground rules were set and children learned the tables are for scholars collaborating, note taking and using mind maps. They love working, learning and writing visual aids.
Thank you Kinder Morgan for your generous donation to establishing library learning commons!!!