I am passionate about students connecting with other students, near and far. We are so fortunate to live in a time when the Internet makes that not just possible, but downright easy! Along with all of the wonderful possibilities, of course, come some downfalls, or dangers, that the World Wide Web brings. Because of both the pros and cons, I give a resounding YES to
October brings an interest in spooky stories, mysterious tales, and disguises. A Halloween Storytime is a fun way to bring all of this together for our young learners. We had a great time in Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade singing songs and listening to fun read alouds. With a little bit of creativity and planning, you can have an engaging Halloween Storytime in your
Fire Prevention Week is always the first full week in October. This is a great time for you to include some fire safety lessons in your elementary school library or classroom. In other posts I’ve shared some great books to read aloud to your classes and some ideas for lessons that you can use as you are planning your Fire Prevention Week lessons and activities.
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
Have you bought or created a set of posters for a bulletin board or a display in your library or classroom? Here’s a time saving tip for getting more use out of the same resource: print the posters at a reduced size and make sets for each group of students. You can easily plan an active learning lesson to reinforce the concepts in the posters.
It’s Time for the BOOK FAIR!! Next week is Parent Teacher Conference time and that means it’s also Book Fair time! Right now I’ve got 60+ boxes stacked in the library awaiting the transformation into a book store… Ugh! I really do love it, though, and always felt like the retail business could have been a missed calling for me. Although I’ve had high attendance
I’m linking up with Rachael over at The Classroom Game Nook to give you 10 peeks into my crazy life as August rears its wild head! I’ve been spending a couple of hours at school everyday to get organized. Thank goodness I just updated my Library Back to School Tool Kit with some new clipart! Fun labels and new school supplies always get me in
It’s that time of year when dedicated educators everywhere start flocking to their classrooms to decorate and plan and get ready for a promising new year! To celebrate and reward your hard work, Teachers Pay Teachers is hosting it’s annual Back to School Sale! This Monday and Tuesday, August 3-4, you can get up to 28% off by using the promo code BTS15. I’m linking
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Hello Friends! I’m linking up with The Classroom Game Nook for a fun new feature! Here are 10 snapshots from my summertime life… I’ve been spending weekends at my new Heaven on Earth near the river! This little place is a project in the works, but it’s comfy enough to be our getaway right now! On my morning walks, I get to take in this