We had a great time at this year’s Young Authors Day, and everyone was tired by the end of it. We had 20 groups in 8 classrooms lead by either 8th graders or seniors under the supervision of an elementary classroom teacher. There were three of these groups sessions. I will have to do some … More Young Authors Day 2018
Every year our school does a Young Authors Day – 2018 will be our 11th one. I have headed up this activity every year, first as the school Curriculum Coordinator and now as the Library Media Specialist. The first couple of years I actually went into the classrooms and team-taught with many of the teachers. … More Young Author’s Day
It’s the day before Spring Break at our school in addition to being the last day of the quarter. Some of my independent study students either left early for the break or are on a baseball trip, so I didn’t have some of my “regulars.” So, I was expecting a quiet day in the library … More The Day Before Spring Break
Last week, libraries across the nation celebrated Read Across America Day and libraries around the world celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Our Read Across America Day visitors were organized by Dona Ana County Community & Constituent Services Office. The guest readers came to us from the Las Cruces Volunteer Network. I divided our students into three … More Read Across America Day
**This post contain an Animoto affiliate link and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Each fall I scan lists on the internet for potential Caldecott books for the following January. I check out as many of those as possible from our local public library and choose 10-15 … More Mock Caldecott
My students are like most students – they love to play games. As librarian, I love to have them play games that help teach library skills. I have served as a school librarian for many years so some of my games come from old books. Fun-Brarian: Games, Activities, & Ideas to Liven Up Your Library! (an affiliate … More Games – Dewey Decimal System and Shelf Order
Last spring I entered a contest for a DK Maker Space promo kit. The contest was designed to promote their STEAM books. The kit included pencils, STEAM stickers and tote bags which I used as prizes at my Maker Mania Days. It also included a couple of activity posters, one of which I used as … More Maker Mania Day 1
Welcome to my blog. I hope to share with you ideas you can replicate in your library. Like most librarians in a small school, there is always more I’d like to do than there is money to pay for it. To help alleviate that problem, I host after school and summer programs which carry a … More Welcome!