Do your students enjoy the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman? Mine do.At the Harper Collins website, I found a printable trading cards game from My Weird School. It can also be a review of superlatives as “weirdest” beats “weirder” and “weirder” beats “weird.” You can place the books at the table with the card game, and encourage students to explore this fun series
Archives for February 2012
Do you love Diary of a Fly (and spider and worm) like we do? Here are free printable fly bookmarks from Harper Collins. This is just a picture of the book cover. The bookmarks are pdf files, with a drawing of the fly and a few facts about flies.This is a cute bookmark. It also might be fun to use an idea like this as
Have you ordered your free poster(s) for Children’s Book Week? Here’s what it looks like: Children’s Book Week will be here before you know it, May 7-13. You can get up to 25 free posters for your school by sending a postage-paid envelope. The poster is designed by award-winning illustrator David Weisner, and it comes with an activity guide to help you celebrate this special
March, Saint Patrick’s Day, leprechauns, and green…it’s time to decorate for the spring season ahead. I love to decorate our library with student book reviews! Here is a form I’ve created as a free download on Teachers Pay Teachers: The download also includes the “I Can” sign for your center. You just need to copy the book review form, add pencils and markers (or crayons).
Thanks to Mrs. Lodge’s Library for sharing this great library crossword center! She made the puzzle board from the big oil drip pan you can get at Walmart or Auto Zone.You can make your own letters from colorful foam, like Mrs. Lodge did, or buy Scrabble letters. In either case, you’ll need to add magnets to the back. She changes the topic every week to
Do you have book clubs in your library? Do you ever need to take a grade on book club participation? How would you even start to do that? I think that I’ll be starting some library book clubs soon. I’ll be helping out our teachers, who need to provide an extra challenge for some of their students who don’t quite qualify for gifted and talented
I saw this pin today about a felt globe, and placing felt continents on it. At Living Montessori Now, you can find the directions for making this center. I know that our students would love the feel of the felt as they place the continents onto the blue globe.However….I don’t really want to spend all the time drawing the continents onto different colors of felt