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
Tech Tip: Get More Mileage Out of Your Poster Sets!
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.
Library + Music + Physical Education = A Winning Team!
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
Is Digital Citizenship Important in Elementary School?
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
Learn About Smoke Alarms from the Fire Marshal
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.
Ten on 10: Back to School Edition!
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 Back to School Time!
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
Features Added to the Demo
The Genesis User Profile uses an image associated with a Gravatar account. You can get one for free at gravatar.com. You can choose to use “custom text” or display your author profile in the Genesis User Profile; it can be connected to any page on your site. The Simple Social icons have been added. You will need to add links to your own social media
Ten on 10 with The Classroom Game Nook
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
And… We have a winner!
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!
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