We’re loving our super hero theme in the library this year! Today’s post is a sneak peek into our space.
I drew a poster for my teaching area, with a super hero illustrating my expectations when we’re learning in a large group. We’re reviewing this every week in September, and I’ll leave it up all year.
And I have superhero capes (from Six Flags Fiesta Texas) for our library helpers to wear when they’re working in the library.
In the Everybody section, I made a graphic with a super hero being proactive and choosing a “just right” book. (We’ll spend the next few weeks talking about book selection in first and second grade especially.)
My colleague, Wendy Howk (follow her on Twitter @whowk) has some great super hero bulletin boards for her reading programs, like Battle of the Books.
Wendy has a bulletin board with my favorite hero quote: You are the HERO of your own story!
Many of the teachers at our school had the same idea over the summer to decorate with this same theme! In the fourth grade hallway, each teacher has a different superhero on her bulletin board. The students each created a graphic showing what their “super power” is (what they do really well).
- It’s bright and colorful
- Our students connect to the superhero designs. Today, a first grader asked me if I met Batman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman to get their capes for our wall. Straight face.
- The idea of being a super hero ties in perfectly with our Leader in Me program. We’re training our students to lead super lives, with great power and great responsibility.
- It’s a great excuse to dress up the library helpers in capes!
I’d love for you to share a link to pictures of YOUR school library!
p.s.-You can rock the superhero look on your hands with my custom designed Superhero Jamberry Nail Wraps!