They are also provided sample questions to assist each interaction.
In groups of two to three, students rotate through a series of “dates” lasting 3-4 minutes.
At this time the students have the opportunity to go on a longer “date” with 3 specialties of their choosing.
These longer, 20-minute sessions involve groups of 10-15 students who learn more about the selected field and begin the process of developing professional relationships.
Here are the selections for 2014: “Sasquatch in the Paint” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld “The Testing” by Joelle Charbonneau “W. Stinson Middle School San Antonio Public Library Texas Library Association's Lone Star Reading List “Different kids read at such different levels and different levels of sophistication,” she said.
“We feel so strongly about kids making their own decisions, but, when asked, we love to make recommendations.” Some library branches do their own activities to help expose readers to a variety of genres.
“It's a good way to expose them to things they might not even know we have,” she said.
(Both schools are in the Northside Independent School District.) Linares said she came up with the idea two years ago when “Call Me Maybe” was at the top of the charts and she saw a poster in another school's library that played on the song's lyrics: “Here's my call number, so read me maybe?
more SAN ANTONIO — Centerpieces of paper flowers and battery-operated candle lights adorn the tables. Carly Rae Jepsen's “Call Me Maybe” plays from the front of the room.
Nick Garcia and Delilah Panagopoulos, both 13, are on a date — but not with each other.
Stinson Middle School librarian Paige Fosmire created an activity for students called Book Speed Dating, in which students spend a few minutes reviewing books at various tables and then decide whether they wish to check them out.
less Stinson Middle School librarian Paige Fosmire created an activity for students called Book Speed Dating, in which students spend a few minutes reviewing books at various tables and then decide whether they wish ...
Many of these interactions have resulted in future mentorship and research projects.