It is my privilege to welcome you to the Grover Beach Elementary School library. This is an environment that fosters curiosity, encourages reflection and nurtures a lifelong love of books. We also view our library as a learning hub. With titles in both English and Spanish, it is a place in which students and their families can feel at home.
Unique to us as an International Baccalaureate school is an ongoing collaboration with teachers and staff to create a truly meaningful library experience for our students. On a weekly basis, teachers share the units on which they are working so that I might be able to align library lessons and materials to support their specific lessons and enhance student outcomes. We are asked to be the knowledgeable communicators that we hope our students will be!
One of the best parts of being an IB school is that built into every moment of every day is a chance to critically reflect. This is expected behavior from every age level. The library is a place that supports the IB Learner Profile throughout these formative PYP years and provides a great vantage point from which to observe our students as they grow as IB learners. It is powerful to witness the difference between a child in kinder, first being introduced to IB, and that same child in sixth grade, as they prepare for their Exhibition project using the research and critical thinking skills they have acquired. Throughout it all, the library is there to provide meaningful support.
Please feel free to stop by and visit us between 8:00-2:30pm.