Story time: Syd Hoff

Our Syd Hoff story time used the following books: Danny and the Dinosaur Duncan the Dancing Duck Julius Sammy, the Seal I planned the activities for this story time during the school year so that I could have my student aides do the cutting for me ahead of time. I planned at least one activity … More Story time: Syd Hoff

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

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

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

Read Across America Day

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

Mock Caldecott

**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