February library lessons can be engaging and fun for both you and your elementary students because there are so many lively topics to choose from. If you want to make your library the center of your school, paying attention to events throughout the year and tying library activities to them can really help. The month is full of opportunities for you to embrace as you
Fun Winter Olympics Activities for your Elementary Library
It seems that every four years the world is captivated by the fun and amazing feats of the Winter Games. It’s the perfect time to capitalize on this universal excitement with some fun Winter Olympics activities for your elementary library! Collaborate with Other Specialists You may already know what a difference it made in my school when the physical education and music teachers and I
TpT Tips for Teacher Librarians: Ratings, Comments, and Questions
I love to shop on Teachers Pay Teachers! It is so satisfying to find just the right resource at just the right time and to be able to purchase and download it instantly. More than once I’ve found the perfect activity for my students right when I need it. I’ve found that I can save some money while also helping out the sellers who create
Hour of Code: Future Computer Scientists in the Making!
Computer Science Education Week is the first week in December each year. This is a time when students around the world participate in the Hour of Code. I’ve been participating with my elementary library classes for several years now, but at first I was very reluctant to try it with my youngest classes. My lack of understanding about coding led to me feeling afraid to
It’s almost time for the PARADE!!
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
Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies!
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
PILES! & Treasures
I am a pile person. Maybe you are too. When I have a piece of paper that I don’t have time to/want to/know how to deal with, I put it in a pile. Right next to my computer. This wouldn’t be a problem, except after a while if I haven’t dealt with the pile, the clutter makes me crazy and I put it “away.” Then