Whew! Have you had your first week with the kiddos yet? Last week was my first week. The first week is all about student training. For the littles (K-2) I have to teach them: -how to come in to the library -where to sit -how to behave -how and where to look for books -how … More First Week!
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
An important skill for research is being able to find the information you need for your bibliography. I begin teaching book terms like: title, author, illustrator, publisher, place of publication, and copyright at a young age. By the time they are near the end of first grade, I expect them to be able to find … More Up and Away with Books
I try to make learning library skills fun for the students. They are only with me 40 minutes a week and I don’t always want to be a lecture/worksheet machine. I want learning to be fun. I found that the students enjoy this game and ask to play it again and again. I found this … More Shape Up Game
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