Mr. Smith's literacy classes at FMIS have been participating in "Speed Dates" with books in the FMIS media center. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Mr. Smith wanted to encourage reading by allowing his class to spend a few minutes with books that are new to the media center and books that are new to his classroom library. Students spent about three minutes with books that were placed on tables in the media center, and then, they rotated around the room to different books they wanted to preview or "date." Students used a recording sheet to write down brief notes about the books. This sheet will serve as a guide for the sixth graders when they are ready to find a new book to read.