Book Tasting Events in the Library

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           In Texas, students in 3rd-6th grade can participate in the Texas Bluebonnet  Award Program.  Each year, 20 books are selected by a committee, and students are encouraged to read them.  By January, students who have read or heard at least 5 of these books are able to vote for their…

First Week of Lessons (3rd-5th)

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Have I told you how much I love the first week of library lessons?!! I know it’s always crazy, but I love seeing the big kids walk into the library with smiles on their faces, and surprisingly even hugs!      Right away, they started talking to me about the changes that they saw (they…

First Week of Lessons (PK-2nd)

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     I love the first week of library lessons!!  While it’s often a blur of activity, it’s always fun to see the kids walking into the library, some for the first time, some for the 100th time, but all of them having that look of excitement.  I know just how they feel!    …

Practice Books with Pre-K

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    Over the last four years, I’ve developed a tradition of visiting the younger grades as the “Book Fairy” on the first day of school, and then visiting 3rd-5th as the “Library Goddess” on the second day of school.  I quickly pop into all the classrooms after the announcements, and just do a quick…

Storytime Songs

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     Now that Open House Night is over, my thoughts quickly start thinking about the first week of school.  We normally don’t have library classes that first week, but I do go visit all the classrooms just to say hi and introduce myself.  I warn the teachers during inservice the week before that the…

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