Another summer project I would love to do is a “where to?” sign, like this one over at The Adventures of Library Girl. So far, the places I have are: Narnia Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Camp Half-Blood Droon Deltora Spiderwick Estate Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory The Emerald City Wonderland Neverland 100 Acre Wood Whoville Where the Wild Things Are Being in an elementary school, I would love to add a few more picture book lands or places. Any ideas?
My husband and I drove down to Putnam, CT to have a Mother’s Day lunch with our families today. Putnam has a cute little downtown with a lot of nice restaurants and antique stores (which I enjoy more than Mr. Lodge). I’ve been antiquing in Putnam many times but never realized it is where the Gertrude Chandler Warner Boxcar Children museum is until today when we parked next to a big red boxcar! Needless to say, I was pretty excited! I loved The Boxcar Children when I was in elementary school. The boxcar has one end set up with all the different things the Alden children had like Benny’s cracked pink cup. The other end is full of historical … Continued
I have a long list of library projects to do this summer, including this one. When I saw Duplo projects on Pinterest, I knew it was something I had to incorporate into my library. I struggle with poetry and thought Duplo poetry would be a great center during poetry month. The blocks can also be used to write sentences or stories. I also love having hands on activities like this and Library Trivia Jenga (and so do the kids!). This morning when I was out for a run, I noticed some signs for a bunch of tag sales around the corner from me. I stopped home for some cash and headed over, hoping I could at least find a cute … Continued
I think people often don’t realize the many, varied ways we can be a support to classroom teachers and to students. Having only been in my school this year, I’m still building relationships with my colleagues and it is still hard to convince some people to sign up for flex time to do research and use the resources we have available. These are some of the ways I try to advertise all the library can be. One easy way I have found to advertise/publicize is by using the space around the entrance to my library. This is where teachers line their classes up to enter the library and where they wait for their classes to be dismissed from the library. Any … Continued