Connecting Books to Writing

Connecting Books to Writing

Just a quick post to let you all know about two new FABULOUS books that I came across this past weekend at Barnes and Nobel that would be PERFECT to use for connecting books to writing!  The first one is called Big Words for Little Geniuses by Susan and James Patterson.   As soon as…

K is For Kindergarten

Author: Erin Dealey

Illustrator: Joseph Cowman

Summary: This ABC book about kindergarten is not just for students, but also for parents and teachers! Each alphabet letter has a short poem introducing kids to what kindergarten will be like. But each page also has activities for parents and teachers to do with their students!

Morning Messages in the Library

Morning Messages

When I was in the classroom, I used to have a template that I used to write “morning messages” for my students so that I didn’t have to repeat things as each of them arrived in the morning.   It listed materials they needed to start the class with, and instructions on what to do if…

Folktale Labels and Posters

Folktale Labels

I’ve been wanting to put Folktale labels on the books in my 398.2 section for a while now, but I just never seem to find the time to get it done. (Anyone else have that problem?!)   But this summer I set a goal to update the signage in my library in order to make…

Shelf Labels For Your Library

When I first started in the library, I didn’t give much thought to the shelf labels.  I did put some signage up, but I really didn’t understand how important shelf labels really were!  Think about it… how many times each day do you hear, “Where are the scary chapter books? Where are the volcano books?…

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