When I first moved into my current library, a colleague visited and suggested I utilize the wall space in the hallways leading in by putting up some large bulletin boards. She could see the possibilities for displaying student work and library concepts in this high-traffic area. I followed her advice and have had a love/hate relationship with those boards ever since! On the one hand,
About a month ago I received a surprise visit by a local television station and representatives from First Interstate Bank with a check for $250 – I had won their One Class at a Time grant!! I used the money from this grant to purchase 5 Ozobot Starter Kits, (which were on sale for $50 each). These tiny programmable robots will enable all of my
It all started with a casual conversation with our physical education teacher… It was a Friday afternoon and I felt like the week had chewed me up and spit me out! I told her I could use some advice on incorporating some movement into my library classes. I needed to turn my lessons up a notch to provide more engagement. She suggested I team up
Happy New Year! Students and teachers will be flooding back to school next week, excited to see what 2016 will bring! Set the stage for an exciting new year of reading by helping your students make some “Reading Resolutions!” Make a display of new books and/or some that may have been forgotten and let your students browse to find titles for their “To-Read” list.
This time of year can get hectic, both at home and at school. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been wrapping lots of presents lately. I created some cute gift tags to use at home and at school and I’d like to share them with you. You can use them for your own gifts or print them at school for students to use on
Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a favorite holiday tradition for me. So I was thrilled a few years ago to discover Melissa Sweet’s fun book Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade. The winner of the Robert R. Sibert Information Book Medal in 2012, this very creative picture book tell s the story of how Tony Sarg came
Hello Friends! I’m teaming up with Rachael from The Classroom Game Nook for another fun Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us for some Trick or Treat fun! One trick that has helped me in recent years is to color code my class materials and supplies. I teach 4 classes each of K – 2nd grades and 3 classes each of 3rd – 5th. To
If you don’t, you should. Just for a giggle. And some fun. And to impress your friends. AND to have a ridiculous Bitmoji-filled text message conversation with your loved ones! I’ll be honest, my Bitmoji has gotten me through some tough times. It’s helped me say the things I couldn’t really put into words. Bitmoji is a free app that comes from the creators of