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

Up and Away with Books

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

Rainbow Story Time

One of my story time themes last summer was Rainbows. I chose three books from our school library and planned a variety of activities. My story time was open to PreK – entering second grade kiddos and lasted 90 minutes. I had mostly kinder kids attend. We read A Rainbow of my Own by Don Freeman, All the … More Rainbow Story Time

Shape Up Game

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

Dr. Seuss Story time

Everybody loves Dr. Seuss. I had a good attendance at my Dr. Seuss story time last summer. One of the books I read at this story time was One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Knowing the kiddos all like snacks, I found a great place mat which involved the students putting the correct number of … More Dr. Seuss Story time

Farewell to our Seniors

A tradition that began before I became librarian is the end-of-the-year displays honoring our seniors. Each year I put a display visible in the hallway using the theme “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” This display features each senior along with his/her college choice and their bachelor degree choice. I also do a favorite book display in … More Farewell to our Seniors

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 Authors Day 2018

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