Iggy Peck, Architect Day

One of our activity days this past summer was an Iggy Peck, Architect Day – a 2 1/2 hour STEM class. The activities we did could easily be done as part of an after school activity. It was one of my summer fundraisers – I charged $15 per child. We started our morning by reading the story … More Iggy Peck, Architect Day

Guide Word Sort Game

I have been asked if teaching Guide Word strategies is still relevant.  I believe that it is. While most people now use online dictionaries and encyclopedias, they do still use books which have and index or glossary in the back. It is important for students to have the skills necessary to find the information they … More Guide Word Sort Game

Story Time – Ice Cream

Our Ice Cream story time included: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop by Margaret Rey Ice Cream Cows and Mitten Sheep by Jane Belk Moncure Should I Share my Ice Cream? by Mo Willems Other possible titles (which I don’t have in my library): Curious George and the Ice Cream … More Story Time – Ice Cream

Maker Mania 2

Each summer I do a couple of Maker Mania Days as a fundraiser for my library. You can read about last year’s Day 1 here.  I try to limit the 2-hour activity to students entering grades 3-8. I charge $10 for participation and try to get pre-registration so I know how many to plan for. Please … More Maker Mania 2

Young Author’s Day

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