100 % of my students report that they have, on occasion, been unable to find what they were looking for in the library... so I recatalogued the collection to a system based on topic and genre-- In addition, children at my school do not learn decimals until the end of fourth grade (pre-k 4 school). METIS, adapted from the system used at the Ethical Culture School in New York, eliminates the Dewey Decimal System!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
"I want a book about surgery..."
...so I am thinking J BODY, but have learned that the immediate redirect is less than typically successful, so I asked "You know someone having surgery?" "Yup" she responds, "stitches." OOhhhh-- now I get it. How about K NURSES or K DOCTOR?? in my collection, the human body books are more often about health and the K COMMUNITY section has books about folks (and animals) who provide a service. I asked "do you want a book about what nurses do or a story about a nurse? "A story!!!" Nurse Clementine. Sold. ...lots of stitches.