Wednesday, September 14, 2016

On to a new beginning

I have taken a new position in a middle school check out my new blog here

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I love to Read "2016"

This year was a whirlwind!  The time came and went so quickly but I like to try and celebrate "I love to Read" month so the kids just have something fun in the media center to celebrate reading.  The year's theme was "EVE Super Readers" with a superhero theme.  I think my favorite part was decorating with the bright colors and city like landscapes.  In order to keep it light we had a trivia question each week for the month of March for grades k-2 and 3-5.  The kids filled out a ticket with the correct answer and put it in for a drawing for some fun prizes.

Here are some pictures from our fun and fantastic month of reading!
A month of fun!!!
Contest Winners!!!!1
   BAM the checkout desk                                        Mr . Sherman

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hooray for PTO!!!

A huge thanks to our PTO for supporting our library!  We are so fortunate to have such supportive parents in our school.  Well here it is!  All of the books that we purchased with our proceeds from our bookfair!!  There are lots of books from fiction to non-fiction and everything in between. I always try to purchase some titles the kids ask for or that I know are high interest.
Here is our bear that takes suggestions for books from students!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Monsters in the Library???!!!!!

This fall our theme for the bookfair was Monsters.  The bookfair was a huge success thanks to Amy Solinger and Heidi Weist plus many others. The kids love it and are always so excited to see what great books there is out there to purchase. We are so lucky to have great volunteers and such a supportive PTO. Thanks!!!!!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

4th grade projects with beanie babies

I love to make learning fun but sometimes it is just plain hard to teach a let's face it a not so interesting topic like the dewey decimal system.  So I decided to use beanie babies.  I had several just sitting around my house from my own children and I had some donated.  I decided hey these might be really useful to teach kids about non-fiction.  So we took a picture of the beanie by themselves, one of them with the student and one reading a book about themselves.  The students did some research about their animal using the destiny app to find their book about their animal and had to come up with 3 interesting facts .  They put the pictures in an imovie presentation recorded their 3 facts and then used an app called Chatterkid to create a talking animal describing where they would find them on the shelf.  It was a great activity to get kids to find the book and get a better understanding of non-fiction.
Scroll down to the bottom to see our finished projects!
Apps we used for this project
Here is some of our finished products!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kindergarten & pete the cat

We have been studying one of my newest favorite book characters "Pete the Cat".  Pete is a big hit among the young students and he even has some groovy tunes to go along with his books. Take a listen
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons" Song
Here are some of my kindergartners creating their own groovy glasses on pictures of themselves using draw free

I love to read 2015

This year we decided to move "i love to read month " to march.  I always try to decorate the media center with a fun theme for the month.  This year it was Dr. Seuss loves to Read.  I filled some bags up with stickers, bools, erasers, pencils, bookmarks etc.  The students had the opportunity to answer trivia questions each week and then put their name in for a weekly drawing to get a goody bag.  The kids loved it and it was a great way to celebrate the month and fun as well.  Some of my past themes have included pirates, carnival, Theatre/Award theme, western, Chinese New Year etc.  Dr.  Seuss is one of my favorites and the kids too I'm sure.