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I recently read “Time Management in the School Library,” an article by Marge Cox in the October 2017 issue of School Library Connection. It got me to thinking of how I manage my time in the school library. Here are some things I do – maybe you will find them helpful as well. 1. Folder for each … More 8 Tips for Time Management
Our book fair arrived on the Thursday before the fair was scheduled to start. This was our first year using I55 Fundraising and we are very pleased. They provide materials from Christian as well as secular publishers. Each box was labeled with the type of books in the box: board books, early readers, independent readers, … More Week by Week series – Week 6 – Book Fair Week
I have been posting weekly what I am doing in my school library. I thought it might be helpful to have links to each post in my Week by Week series in one place. I will add to these links each time a new article is posted. First Week! Week by Week Series – Week … More Week by Week Series: links to all the posts
One of the most fundamental skills in both the classroom and the school library is alphabetical order. With my kinder and first graders we read ABC ZooBorns! and Firefighters AtoZ as a lead in to the lesson. I explained that books in the library are often in ABC order so it is important to know … More Week by Week Series – Week 5
Most of my elementary classes fall on Tuesday this year. I am in a K-12 school so this helps the secondary students and teachers know which day the library is “closed” to them. This year, September 11 fell on Tuesday. Our students and faculty were encouraged to wear red, white, and blue in honor of … More Week by Week Series – Week 4
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
Week 3 in the school library is history. Here’s what library time looked like for me this past week. My third through fifth graders started with the first lesson of the Digital Citizenship curriculum from Common Sense Media. With the third grade we talked about responsibility to self, family and friends, and the larger community when … More Week by Week Series – Week 3
Well, we’ve finished the second week of library times, and the second full week of school. It was a good week for me. How was it for your? With my kinder-second graders we continued working on book care and library rules. I read Mr. Wiggle’s Book to this age group. I like the rhyming format authors Paula … More Week by Week Series – Week 2
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!