• Writing in Space Camp
  • Quick as a Cricket Simile Poems
  • Packing Your Library
  • TBT Poetry
  • Librarians of Instagram

Writing in Space Camp

Writing in Space Camp

Hi friends! I’ve had fun this week kicking off writing in space camp with our seven third grade classes! They were starting a science unit on space, and the teachers were ready to start copying worksheets. Our reading specialist and I jumped in to add a writing piece to their space unit, with a picture book twist. Here’s […]

Quick as a Cricket Simile Poems

Quick as a Cricket Poetry

Hi friends! I had a chance last week to work with first graders writing poetry and it was a great experience! We read the mentor text Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood, full of similes and colorful illustrations. We talked about the similes in the book, and then my first graders wrote their own simile […]

Packing Your Library

unpacked library boxes

Hi friends! Have you ever had the opportunity to box up every book in your school library? I did a few years ago, and I was recently asked about this process. I was lucky enough to get new carpet in our library, but every book shelf had to be moved out of the room so […]

TBT Poetry

Jack Prelutsky Poetry

Hi friends! Today’s feature is  a Throwback Thursday post, featuring a blast of poetry hits from the past! I hope you’re celebrating National Poetry Month along with me! Butcher Paper Poetry The easiest poetry center ever features butcher paper (of course!), markers, and poetry books. You can read all of the details here. Last time, I […]

Librarians of Instagram

Teachers Librarians of Instagram

Hi friends! Are you on Instagram yet? It’s a quick, easy, visual way to connect with fellow librarians and other educators. I can check my Instagram feed in a few minutes, when I may not have time to read a blog post or an article. Getting Started It’s free to set up your Instagram account. Create a […]