This week I read A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Holmlund Minarik and illustrated by the great Maurice Sendak. I had ordered in a new copy since our library copy was pretty worn out and well loved. My favorite part is when Little Bear is peeking around the fence at the skunks passing the kiss back and forth. I checked out Inside the Book
I just finished 13 Treasures by Michele Harrison, a book nominated for the Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award. It was a good fantasy adventure story. Students who like fairies and magic will enjoy this book. I also read Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman and The Gentleman Bug by Julian Hector. I am hoping to join the Sharp/Schu book discussion group on October 3
Monday was our School Geography Bee. This is the 5th one that I’ve done since I’ve been a school librarian, and I always have the same uneasy feeling during the bee. I worry that the kids are feeling humiliated, because the questions are so dificult that more than half of the students are out at the end of the 2nd round (And they have to
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo WillemsThis is one of my favorite books to use with first grade students. Since it is a Caldecott Honor book, I use it to begin a lesson about the Caldecott Medal. The best thing about it all (besides the fact that it is a hilarious story), is that the pigeon is very easy to draw. So
So, I’ve decided that this is the year that I will embark on the adventure of working toward my National Board Certification in Library Media. I’ve been interested in becoming certified since I first heard about the process many years ago when I was teaching first grade. I had heard that the time commitment and work load is comparable to getting your master’s and life
Well, I didn’t realize that I had already completed Lesson 2 by setting up this blog and responding to the 7 1/2 Habits lesson! I’m looking forward to Lesson 3 on RSS. I am also looking forward to discovering possibilities for using a blog as an elementary school librarian. Here are some good elementary library blogs for me to refer to later when I need
I am heading out of town tomorrow for the big town of Rapid City, SD! We are going to watch some Senators baseball and visit the in-laws, who are meeting us there. I promise to do Lesson 2 as soon as I return!!!Books I’m bringing: Life on the Refrigerator Door, To Dance, The Homework Machine, and The Year of the Dog.
Today I watched the slideshow about The 7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learners. I have to say that the most difficult habit for me is #3 Viewing problems as challenges. I often have a tendency to use a problem as an excuse to give up on something. So – I need to work on that! The easiest habit for me is #2 Accept responsibility for