It is that time again when I see bookmarks sprinkled all over the library’s carpet–between the islands, under the table, and by the rocking chair. I am standing by the Smartboard that has the large infograph slide of the library’s time structure. I just finished the mini-lesson about World Book Kids. There was inside recess–again. The students are full of energy and ready to go to number 3–browse.
“Fast five!” I firmly say raising my right hand with fingers spread. They raise their hand with fingers spread and mimic me as I slowly and silently count down to zero with my fingers and then flutter down to my side at the conclusion.
“Do you think when I see bookmarks on the floor that I want to buy more bookmarks for you or not buy more bookmarks?” I ask.
“Not buy more bookmarks,” a small voice answers.
Someone raises a hand and points out that the bookmark box is empty. “When are you going to put out more bookmarks?”
“I put them out each month. When they are gone; they are gone.”
“But there aren’t any in there now.”
“Yes. I put out four hundred on the first of each month. That is why you may only take one. If you have a bookmark that is in good condition and you no longer want it, you may put it in the bookmark box.”
“But I need a bookmark now. The box is empty.”
“Remember when we talked about if you do not have a bookmark that a piece of scrap paper could be used instead? The scrap paper is in the scrap paper box. You may make a bookmark after checking out your books. The crayons are in the crayon box.”
“But I want a REAL bookmark. The box is empty.”
“Well, the next group of bookmarks do not come out until March 1st. I suggest you look on the floor.”
Ten Cool Book Marks
(prices as of 2/08/17)
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