Congratulations to Lori R., the winner of the Animal Research Bundle giveaway! Thanks to all of you who stopped by during the Summertime Blog Bash! It was fun to hear about your summer plans!
For many of us, the Countdown to Summer has begun! Let this amazing group of bloggers help you start off the season of R&R with some freebies, ideas, and chances to win amazing products for your classroom! Free ELA Common Core Bookmarks! These bookmarks will come in handy next year as you help your students identify what good readers do. They are marked specifically for
I’ve teamed up with Rachael Parlett over at The Classroom Game Nook and 40+ other teacher bloggers for a fun event happening next week! Tune in on Monday, May 25 for summertime fun, freebies, lots of opportunities to win great products for your classroom, and a chance to get to know some wonderful educators!
Do you have an old (or new) digital frame around that you are not using? Put it to work in your classroom to help reinforce concepts, lift morale, or recognize students in a fun way. Most digital frames will play photos or jpeg files in a slideshow format from a usb drive or memory card. What kinds of slideshows should you create for use in
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
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back My old pal Yoda sounded off in my head as I contemplated my Monday morning struggle. I was out for a quick after school ski on the golf course, enjoying the fresh air, beautiful snow and feeling of exertion as I strode through the tracks, greeting other friendly skiers with a
In September, I had the opportunity to speak before a legislative committee to offer a glimpse of “A Day in the Life” of a school librarian. I believe it is important to let people know about the work we do in our schools, so I was honored to participate in this educational opportunity. Some of my key points: School Librarians are strongly committed to lifelong
It’s been on my radar for a while to make a box of emergency lesson plans – at least one plan for each grade level. It would be such a great idea to have this, especially since in the library these lessons could sustain a Guest Teacher for a whole week. You never know when you might be hit with a serious bout of the
A couple of weeks ago I had seen a tweet from Free Technology for Teachers about embedding an Instagram feed on your blog page. I had been thinking about starting an account for my library, so this gave me the push to get it done! The article tells how to use SnapWidget to get a code to embed your feed, and can be found at
Thanks to some colleagues who are lifetime learners, I got a great deal on a membership to Simple K12 and it has been a wonderful resource for me to use for professional growth. I love the concept: “PD in your PJs!” Just the kind of class I always wanted to take in college! Recently I viewed the on-demand webinar: Stop Repeating Yourself: Create Easy Student