Did you celebrate the 100th day of school this week? Are you ready for Valentine’s Day next week? Here’s what we talked about on the Library Learners Facebook page lately.
Shadow Maker Space
I shared this shadow sculpture from Doodles & Noodles blog.
Such simple supplies: foil, paper, black markers. In your comments, you suggested pairing this project with groundhog day (maybe next year!), Bear’s Shadow, Shadow by Suzy Lee, The Black Rabbit, or a science lesson on light and shadow.
Winter Game Medal Tracker
You can track the winter games medals on this free printable tracker.
You’ll find information on the games on the CBS Sports Olympics website, including an online medal tracker and an FAQ page called a “Cheat sheet” that answers questions like “what happens at the Opening Ceremony?” It’s not designed specifically for elementary school use, so preview the content before you share it on the big screen!
BrainPop Digital Citizenship Videos
Are you a BrainPop subscriber? Or do you have a free BrainPop teacher account? Check out their digital citizenship videos!
I don’t know what it is about BrainPop videos, but my students are always completely focused on them. The animated videos are short, engaging, and effective at getting the point across. I recommend adding these to your digital citizenship lesson plans!
Valentine Library Centers
Ready for Valentine library centers? Rachel Lynette created heart coloring pages for us.
My students really enjoy these intricate coloring pages, especially after two weeks of benchmark testing!
We’ve also got free printable Valentine cards, for students to color and give to each other or their families. I know that some of my students can’t afford “store bought” cards, and this center will give them a chance to make cards to share.
Thanks for joining me here on the Library Learners blog! I hope your Valentine week brings you lots of love!