Hi friends, As we reflect on the past and prepare for the new year, I hope you’ll enjoy this different kind of post, more about centering yourself than your library. If you are ready to dare greatly, to let go of perfection, you will appreciate this TED talk. Are you ready for your best year ever?
Archives for December 2012
Thanks to Kathy Kaldenberg at http://365scsdmedia.blogspot.com/ for introducing me to Rebel Mouse. I created this in about 5 minutes. It grabbed stuff from my Twitter feed to create this colorful, graphically exciting page. It was quick, easy and a fun holiday project. Try it and tell me what you think!
Hi friends! As I promised, I snapped a few photos today of our cozy reading spots for the winter holidays. Here’s what we have going. Do you remember our reading tent? It goes with our normal camping theme for the year, and it’s been a big hit! I added a large cardboard box, cut out so that it formed a large, inverted “V” across the
Hi friends, I made a change in our library that I really like. I must start by saying that shelving books is one of my FAVORITE things in the whole world. It’s right up there with cataloging for librarian fun. (I can’t believe I typed that with a straight face!) Here’s what happened. Over the weekend, I went to our local public library to stock
Hi friends! Here is the latest sweetness in our elementary school library. I was inspired by a similar project on Pinterest, where book covers were used to create a heart shape. We (meaning mostly my awesome student-librarian Jen) created gi-normous book cover lollipops. We chopped up book jackets with the paper cutter, stuck them to butcher paper circles (patterned kindof like a quilt with stripes
Hi friends! Here’s what’s happening in our library this week, continuing our Reading is Sweet theme for December. We’ll have the Gingerbread Man at our listening center. Our students love this classic story, and ask to check it out all the time! This week they’ll be able to listen to him run, run as fast as he can while they are surrounded by gingerbread decorations.
Hi friends! I was so amazed tonight to discover that my book about library centers, The Centered School Library, is now being sold on Amazon! Wow! I can’t believe it! I am sooooooo excited to see my name as an author on the Amazon website…I may not sleep for a week! If you are one of my blog readers and you have bought my book,
Hi friends! Are you crazy busy like I am? Between decorating at home and in the library, research projects, and special events for home and school, I feel like I’m meeting myself coming and going! For the next few weeks, while I’m busy helping first grade with their research in the computer lab, our library centers will be relaxed and fun and will not require