Sunday, August 25, 2013

Book Care

So, I am trying to come up with a new plan for using centers for the first day of library class in my new 5th and 6th grade library. I am thinking of having my iPad and maybe one or two of the school's iPads at different stations with some of these cute library videos, just to remind students about proper book care and library rules. This is a very cute video using one of my very favorite characters, Judy Schactner's SkippyJon Jones. Judy is a local author and I love to use her books for mentor texts! And of course there is the old classic that my students have seen many times. I may have to create my own at some point but these are cute for now.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Manners in the Library!

This may be a little juvenile for my big 5th and 6th graders but boy did it make me giggle! I am trying to see what I am going to do with them for the first week of school, my old lesson of pulling the bad things like moldy books out of my Dr. Seuss Hat may not work with this crowd but I just had to share this very cute video! Enjoy!

I have an idea to put videos like this one around the library on iPads or Netbooks and have them do a scavenger hunt to find all the rules or flat out give them stations to go to in order. I may have to work on it a bit over the weekend! Getting excited about the first week of school! If you are too drop me a comment or two about what you are doing in your library to get kids excited about books and reading.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Great Websites for Teachers and Students- Get Integrating Technology!

It may take me forever to get through this list of 149 Great Resources for Teachers. And the website even has yet another link to an even more wonderful list of Great Websites for Kids that is organized not only by grade but also by topic. Since I will be moving to the upper elementary level this school year and teaching 5th and 6th grade I am working my way through the 5th grade and Middle School sites and finding some great stuff. I am also tryign to find some assessment tools on the teacher site since I will be giving grades to a large number of extraordinary students. I hope they will enjoy this year in library class. I know am starting to get excited about the coming school year!