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. …

Digital Citizenship

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     We will be focusing on discussing Digital Citizenship over the next two weeks in the library, and how to be safe while on the internet.  I created these posters and bookmarks to help teach the information to my students, and have a way to review them throughout the year.        After…

Teaching Book Care

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Taking care of books is an important lesson to go over with the students in the beginning of the school year.  I usually start out reading the book “Mr. Wiggle’s Library” and “Mr. Wiggle’s Book” by Paula M. Craig and Carol L. Thompson.  I found this really cute idea last year (I’m trying to find…

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