Hi friends! I’ve had a few questions about how I organize my library center “stuff.” It’s an ongoing process, but here are a few strategies that work for me. I use this monthly file folder organizer from Scholastic. This organizer has a cute, colorful file folder for each month, and a sturdy cardboard box to hold them all. Mine are pretty full, as you can
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Hi friends! I stole borrowed an idea from our music teacher, and I love it! You know that I’m always looking for a good way to encourage students to return their books, right? And I don’t want to spend a lot of money, because I’d rather spend our budget on MORE BOOKS. So, here’s what’s working for me… When a class comes to the library for
Hi friends! Do you have enough time? At my recent presentation for the Region 20 Library Resource Roundup, I handed out exit tickets with a survey. I asked my librarian audience what three challenges they face in their libraries. Ninety percent of the librarians listed “time” as a challenge. What about you? Yep, me, too. I’ve been reading the book, 18 Minutes, by Peter Bregman.
Hi friends! This week I’m setting up a candy corn estimation station in our school library. You can click here to get the sign I’m using as a free download from my Google Drive. I’ve got my Estimation Station filled with candy corn (enclosed in a zipper bag, away from germs and prying fingers). Whoever has the closest estimate will take home the candy corn.
Hi friends!My turtle arrived today! He was bigger than I expected, and livelier too! Yesterday I collected all of our turtle books, fiction and non-fiction. I’ll display these next to the turtle’s tank, and replace them as students check them out. Then I wrote a prompt on butcher paper, and put it on the table, with markers. Today, our turtle arrived! Here’s what our turtle
Hi friends! Are you ready for fall? I’m ready for pumpkins! It’s almost time for our storybook pumpkin patch. I blogged about it here last year. And I showed you our video here. My principal is already asking me if we’re having our Storybook Pumpkin Patch again this year. You betcha! I’m updating my flyer and ordering participation prizes. Check out the blog posts from