Hello! My name is Tiffany Coopman and I am the Library Media Specialist at RHES. I have a BSE from UW-Whitewater to teach grades 1-9, a masters from Carroll in Curriculum and Instruction and Literacy, and my library media specialist certification through UW-Whitewater. I have been married for 9 years and have a 5 year old daughter, Emilee and 2 year old son, Zachary. We live in Waukesha and I love being so close!
What happens at the Library? Mukwonago librarians are certified teachers who have a curriculum designed for Kindergarten through sixth grade. In addition, we support teachers with materials, research, and technology they need to prepare their class lessons. We also collaborate with classrooms on technology projects in the computer lab!
Kindergarten students usually start their lessons with a read-aloud. We learn about how to take care of books, how to find books, and how to pick books that are right for us. They begin the year checking out one book, and mid-year are invited to check out 2.
Grades 1-3 have mini-lessons about authors, illustrators, finding books in the library, reading books online, fiction and non-fiction, and award winning books. They are invited to check out 2 books each week during their visit.
Grades 4-6 have technology and library lessons together. Students will learn a curriculum on Internet Safety, do research projects using the Big 6, discuss the reliability of sources, digital citizenship, and genres of books. They may check out 2 books each week, with an additional book for research or Battle of the Books purposes.
RHES Library’s mission is to be an integral part of the school as students learn how to locate, evaluate, and use information. The atmosphere encourages students to become lifelong learners who read for education and enjoyment.
RHES Library Schedule
RHES Library Blog
WI Digital Library (just sign in with your public library card number)
How Libaries & Librarians Have Changed (video)