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

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

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