Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas is coming!

I hope everyone enjoys their holidays! I am having some quiet time before everyone gets up.Today my job is bread baking and a party

Monday, December 19, 2011

Library Book Pass

I got a really nice comment from Stacy over at The LibraryGals. She did the fiction book pass and her students really liked it. Mine do too! I haven't done it in a while- maybe I should think about doing with my fourth grade classes this week- since it will be crazy and the kids will be off the wall.
This article was in the October issue of Library Sparks. I love this magazine- it always has great ideas using excellent books as jumping off points for many activities and lessons.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Battle of the books- Bulletin Board

The bulletin board is full of photos and the blank wall next to it is also full. Still I do not have all the groups up yet. In tomorrow's announcement I will have them deliver this message. Last time I convinced two students who are on a team to read the message, " Check out the Library Bulletin board to see if your team is up there! If not ,please see Mrs. Couture so she can take your team photo!!"

All of the students are looking at the board = even the ones who are not yet on teams. Maybe I will get more teams!!
Does any one else have a good idea for a Battle of the books bulletin board?
Please tell us your idea!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Birthday

Its my birthday.I am Booksamillion with my husband.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Battle of the books- Bulletin Board

Well , my board is up and almost complete. The reason it is not complete is because I still need to take several team photos. I have a lot of teams so I did a really simple slogan: Battle of The Books Teams Then I have photos all around and I will probably have to spill over onto the wall . The students and staff are really excited to see the photos up. I will leave it up until mid January .
I even got a few more teams to sign up when they saw the bulletin board. The students are so funny when they say "Is is to late to sign up?'

Thursday, December 1, 2011

E Books

I had a very enlightening and interesting presentation done yesterday by My Follett Rep. Rick about their ebooks. This company has two kinds : one that can be checked out by a single patron, and the multiple use books that can be viewed by the whole school- all at the same time - for one price. Some of these books are also 'read' to the students while they are following along. I think these will be a bonus to the teachers and students at my school since balanced literacy is being pushed.
He showed me the Follett Shelf which is where the books are located. Also , since we use TLC, the books can also be found and clicked on from our OPAC. This looks so cool!
Check it out: Follett Shelf