I have noticed lately that many students are unaware that libraries are organized by the Dewey Decimal system. I remember learning about the system in college from a friend and was thrilled to discover how easy it was to find books suddenly! Due to a minimal amount of class time, I thought it would be great for students to research and learn the system on their own. This is a valuable skill and I think they will be happy to know it!
In addition to researching and finding resources to help them understand the Dewey Decimal system, students will be teaching the 1st graders how to find books. Students should come prepared with materials that are accurate and interesting. The 4th graders will get to test their teaching skills by taking the 1st graders through the library and practicing the system (scavenger hunt style).