Hi friends! I’m so excited about today’s post! Last week, Scholastic contacted me to ask me if I would read Kate Messner’s latest middle grade novel, Capture the Flag, and write a review of it for this blog. Of course! (They sent me a free copy of the book, which I’m giving away in a contest below, but Scholastic did not compensate me for my
Archives for September 2012
Hi friends! I posted a few days ago about the All-Star Book Reviews center I’ve created to generate student book reviews and decorations for the book fair. In one of the comments, Miss Liberry Teacher (and I know that we’ve all been called that a time or two!) shared the link to her post about the Scholastic All-Star Book Fair. If you are having a
Hi friends! If you’re getting ready for a Scholastic book fair at YOUR school, then you already know that the theme for Fall 2012 is All-Stars. I’ve found that the more I decorate, the more excitement I generate among students, families, and teachers for our book fairs. I sell more books, students get more books at home to read, and we have money to do
Hi friends! I tried a new library center last week, and it was a BIG HIT! I have to share it with you so you can try it, too. I have three Nook eReaders in our library. I didn’t think that was enough to start checking them out to students, plus I wasn’t ready to deal with the permission slips and all of that bureacracy.
Hi friends! Let me introduce you to my new friend, Mavalus tape. Why is he my new friend? Because I have cinderblock walls and slick laminate bookshelves, and I used to spend/waste part of my day picking up my signs that had fallen down. Over. And over. No more! Mavalus tape sticks. It really sticks. If you look at the corporate web page, you can
Hi friends! Are you busy teaching your little kindergarteners how to take care of their library books? We start with that every year. Today I was reading Mr. Wiggle’s Book to a class of kindergarten students. (It’s not my favorite book in the world, but it does get the point across pretty clearly. Take care of your books or Mr. Wiggle will cry big tears!)
Hi friends! I feel like I haven’t spent much time with you lately. The beginning of the year has been so hectic. We have a new principal, so I’ve had to stop and ask permission at times when I would have normally gone full speed ahead. Anyway…our new principal is a believer in The Flippen Group’s Capturing Kids’ Hearts philosophy. The main idea is to
Hi friends! I’ve had some interesting conversations about the buddy reading tent (read that post here if you missed it), and I want to share those with you. I’m thankful for our blog readers who leave comments and share their great ideas with us! 1) Brent says that instead of backjack chairs, he uses the brightly colored plastic Adirondack chairs from Lowe’s. They look like this.
Hi friends! I don’t know about you, but I spend time almost every day on Pinterest. I love it! I gather new ideas for my school library, for books and lessons and decorations and centers, and I’m energized by the possibilities shared there. Now that I have an iPhone, I can Pin while waiting in line or during TV commercials. Today I found this article