As librarian, I will not decide whether or not a student can check out a challenging book. I'll let you have those conversations at home, but I will place a purple bookmark inside a book that your child checked out that acknowledges that I am aware the book may be too high for his/her reading and/or interest level. I encourage you to turn it into a "shared read" and enjoy the experience together. Students may check out books for up to one week. They are encouraged to renew books that are being read at home and more time is needed to finish. It's often shared that unfinished books that are being enjoyed should not be returned to the library.
In partnership with you!
Jeffrey (aka... Mr. Jeffrey)
Teacher / Librarian
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Oh, I forgot to mention that on Fridays I am in the kindergarten classroom, my favorite of all grades taught in my 27 year journey in education. When Ms. Marks asked me to co-teach with her, I didn't have to take a lot of time to think about it. The library will be open on Friday and classes are invited to us the space. On Mondays I am seeing all classes, teaching digital literacy, digital citizenship and digital leadership. I will be following the ISTE and Common Sense Media learning goals. More about that in future blog posts. I welcome your questions and/or concerns.