Each year I promote the nominated books for the Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award in my 4th and 5th grade classes. My students are eligible to vote for their favorite book in the Junior Division, which covers grades 4-6. I use book trailers and a library catalog review activity in my library classes to get the kids familiar with the books and
Do you have students who find a favorite book series and then want to read all of the books in order? On any given day in my library, students come in asking questions like: “What’s Magic Tree House number 17?” “Which book is after Rodrick Rules?” “What’s the first book in the Underland series?” Now, I know it is relatively easy to look up the
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.
I don’t know about your school, but at mine the holiday craziness begins creeping in around mid-November! I absolutely love the holiday program rehearsals, assemblies and special events. But it means I need to be *FLEXIBLE* with my lesson plans and have some activities ready to “fill in” when time is short. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. This means that
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
I was trying to shake the “Back to School Blues,” looking for some FUN Bulletin Board Inspiration, and found a cute idea on Pinterest! If you’ve been online searching for new bulletin board ideas, you might have seen it too – a Be Yourself Bulletin Board. What an uplifting visual for both students and teachers – perfect for my library! If only I could have
As you are getting ready to head back to your school library this fall, take a look at this terrific resource made just for you! The Teacher Librarian Stores eBook Catalog showcases several TpT stores that sell materials specifically designed for school library or media center instruction and management. I am excited to be included in this year’s back to school edition! Mrs. J.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, that is! I’ve always loved watching this parade on Thanksgiving morning. This year I am thankful for Melissa Sweet’s book, Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade. This fun book was the winner of the Robert R. Sibert Informational Book Medal in 2012. This week I plan to use the book with all of my
I’m relatively new to blogging, Pinterest, Twitter and Teachers Pay Teachers. But I’m really trying to learn about becoming connecting in cyberspace! I have watched most of Charity Preston’s training videos on Teachers Pay Teachers and they have been extremely helpful – not just for TPT, but also for navigating some other areas of cyberspace as well! I follow some of Charity’s boards on Pinterest