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READ! How else would you follow up with "awesome bookmarks" and the like? Aka time intensive projects. Stop. Drop. And Read! 10 minutes of checkout time, 10 minutes for silent reading, and 10 minutes of buddy reading This was the best Tuesday library day so far this year!!! I was so excited to see how much the kids enjoyed the time. Some found fun space under tables.... Some found bookshelf space :) Others had chairs, floorspace, or whatever their creative minds could come up with! All were enjoying the books! Can't wait for tomorrow and the next Stop. Drop. And Read!

Library Happenings: Awesome Bookmarks

Thanks to Pinterest, the fourth and fifth graders have had a fun library project. This is Awesome Bookmarks: Link (and credit): I had kids on the floor and I stood on a chair,  others laid on chairs, and some just stood.  It was fun to see just how creative they were with this. I should have had the computer to open the  pictures for better viewing. Some pictures  did not turn out as well as the student  woul d have liked and so we ended up at  Wally World twice printing pictures. It also  would have helped to have had a printer that printed photos. We could have avoided extra  library time  and the Wally World trips. The students cut around their photos, some  opted to glue the photo to card stock for stability. I  offered to laminate if some wanted that as well. I hope these actually make it home for parents  to see and enjoy. I don't think the students  understand that

Blogging blahs

I have the blog blahs. Every time I start I end up deleting the post and having no new post. I'm busy! I have so many things to choose from and yet nothing seems blog worthy.  What can I share? I want my blog to be valuable to others. I've decided to try to detail my library happenings for some blogs. Don't tune out if you are not a librarian! I think you could apply some of the ideas to any classroom.  Hope you enjoy my library happenings posts! It at least will hopefully help me get other my blogging blahs.

The kind of teacher...

I'd like to be the kind of teacher like my hair stylist. No really, I would. I know that it may sound strange. However, as I was fixing my hair this morning I had these thoughts. He sees my whole head. My guy, doesn't just see hair and what I would like to do with it. He has an ability to see what would look best on me. I heard my mother-in-law say that he told her, that he cuts the hair and then cuts it to the person's head.  My guy LOVES what he does. I can tell that he loves his job in everything that he does. He is passionate. He keeps up on latest trends and strategies. There is an excitement in working with our hair. He takes his time to make sure that he does it right. Checks, rechecks, and checks again....and still tells me that if I find something that doesn't work to let him know. Every time that I leave I feel "taken care of", that I was given his best, my time was important to him, and I leave happy. He "practices what he preaches"