Recipe for Research!

Spring is just around the corner, and that means the beginning of the research semester where multiple grade levels will begin some form of research project. I always enjoyed this process in the classroom with 22 students and LOTS of parent helpers.  It’s not quite as manageable in the library without my library aide (Oh,…

January: New Year, New Goals

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Well the holidays are over, and we are back at school.  Sadly I didn’t get half as much done as I wanted to, but I thoroughly enjoyed relaxing and hanging out with my new husband and family.  Of course, once Sunday hit, I realized that I actually needed to start thinking about plans for the…

Book Fair Time!

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The last couple of weeks have been hectic as I’ve been getting ready for our Fall Book Fair.  Scholastic generally has a theme to follow, but I chose to veer off course a bit and I chose the past theme of “Camp Read-A-Book” instead.  I made this decision after reading the Texas Bluebonnet nominee “Postcards…

Substitutes in the Library

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When I first became a librarian, I was lucky enough to have an assistant.  She was WONDERFUL, and often helped me shelve books that were returned while I taught the lesson.  When budget cuts took away that position, I had to find ways to adapt without going crazy!  One way was to teach the students…

Ladybug Day

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LADYBUG DAY! I always like to support Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” event each year, which celebrates literacy by coordinating the reading of a selected book with groups all around the world!  This year was no exception!  The book that was selected was “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” by Davis Soman and Jacky Davis. …

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