Liebster Award Nomination!

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  Wow!  A HUGE thank you goes to Library Safari for nominating my blog for The Liebster Award!  This is an award which is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers but that “deserves to have many more.”  I appreciate the vote of confidence, and look forward to spreading the “Liebster” love! The rules for…

Lost Books in the Library

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  Picture courtesy of The 3 Am Teacher                  Ahh…it’s the end of the year,         and the struggle to find lost books begins   (or continues if your school is anything like mine!)      I work at a Title 1, bilingual campus and the…

Spring Book Fair & Teacher Appreciation Sale!

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Well, our Spring Book Fair is underway, and things are pretty hectic.   I decided to not do the theme that Scholastic was promoting (Story Laboratory) and went instead with my end of the year “Summer Luau” theme.  I used to always decorate my classroom like this for the last 2 weeks of school, so…

Newberry Awards

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     So my lesson on the Caldecott Award books went so well with my 1st and 2nd graders, I decided to do something similar with the Newbery Award books for my 3rd-5th graders.        First, I selected about 15 different books that were winners of the Newbery Award over the last couple of…

Folktales, Fairytales, and Fables, Oh my!

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      Folktales, Fables, Fairytales, and Tall Tales come up at some point throughout the year with all grade levels from Kinder to 5th grade.   Over the years, I’ve found some absolutely WONDERFUL anchor charts that helped me create a visual reminder for my students.   Here are some of my favorites!  These…

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