I can’t believe I forgot to introduce you guys to the library’s newest friend: Dawson the Deer! I know Christmas is over and by the time we go back to school it will be January but he’s just too cute not to mention-maybe someone will remember this come next year and try out a Dawson… Continue reading Introducing Dawson the Deer!
Oh man guys! This was a good one! Kids loved, the teachers loved it, my principal even popped in was impressed! So what are we waiting for, let’s dive into the details! This all started when I asked the 4th grade team if they’d like to do some kind of poetry tasing to kick of… Continue reading Welcome to the Buccaneer Bistro and Poetry Cafe
It’s time to say goodbye to our turkey and hello to my clerk’s winter-themed bulletin board! I love how she made it 3-dimensional. I also love that once again, she’s made it a participatory bulletin board. This time, she cut out a bunch of snowflakes and is asking people to write their favorite book on… Continue reading Bulletin Board Update-Winter Edition!
Earlier this month, I was discussion with our 3rd grade team how they wanted to tackle their annual Christmas around the world unit when one of them expressed concern with their students’ abilities to digest information and take notes. That particular teacher asked if we could try teaming up to do an intensive unit on… Continue reading Note Taking Lessons for the Primary Set
I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I struggle with planning my November lessons. I mean, between Veterans day, Thanksgiving break, a Superintendent’s day and, Parent/Teacher conference days, I think we’re in session for 15 whole days the entire month! And that’s if we don’t end up with any snow days, 2 hour delays or… Continue reading 1/2 Days Are the Longest Days…
Just a quick one today! My clerk found a cute idea for our November bulletin board (have I mentioned how much I LOVE having a full time clerk again this year?!?!): She sketched the turkey out by hand, can you believe it? Since I color coded my grade levels in my planner and on my… Continue reading Thankfulness Feathers
Halloween wasn’t my favorite holiday as a kid but as a school librarian I kind of love it! One of the reasons it’s crept to the top of my holiday list now that I work in a school? Three words: Halloween Costume Parade. I mean, that’s just the best and cutest thing that happens all… Continue reading Halloween Campfire Time
I was approached by one of our 6th grade teachers wondering if I had any ideas on how she could liven up their unit on prehistory and early man. After some looking around for ideas and sharing back and forth, we landed on the idea of doing an Junior Archeology “Camp” for one of the… Continue reading Off We Go to Archeology Camp!
I mentioned the Snapshot wall when I gave a tour of changes in the library this year but didn’t really breakdown the sections of our Snapshot wall. Since we’re covering the topic of wondering the week and introduced Our Wonder Wall to the kids this week, it seemed like a great time to take a… Continue reading I Wonder…If You’d Like a Closer Look at our Snapshot Wall?
A few years ago, at our annual Fall CNYSL conference, I went to a presentation on using the Super 3 with primary students. One of the suggestions that I just loved involved reading them a book called The Shape of My Heart and then having students fill in heart cutouts with the things that filled… Continue reading The Shape of My Heart