As you know, Carolyn, Cari, and I are presenting at AASL13 today! We are all so excited to talk with other library teachers about library centers, share ideas, and hear what other library teachers are doing in their libraries. If you are just getting started with centers, or even if you are using them already, you will want to check out our Library Centers Startup Kit freebie on TPT. We put together center signs and materials for 15 relatively low-prep centers to help you get started. You can also get our AASL13 library centers handout here. Remember to keep the conversation going on Twitter with #LibraryCenters!
Are you going to AASL13 in Hartford next week? If you are, be sure to stop by IDEAxCHANGE on Thursday to see me, Cari, and Carolyn! We will be sharing all about library centers. We’ll have centers from our libraries for you to try, lots of great pictures, handouts, and center freebies so you can get started or expand centers in your library. I’m so excited to be able to share what we love about using centers in our library, connect with blog and twitter friends in real life, and learn from the many amazing library teachers that will be there sharing what they do in their libraries. Oh and I’m also VERY excited to wear my new shirt Carolyn … Continued
A new year, a new library, a new center management system! So far, this is my favorite and seems to be working the best. A few years ago, I posted signs on top of a low book shelf: Last year, I didn’t have any shelf space so I used my SMARTBoard: Each of these worked fine but my new system is even better although it took a little extra work: In this library, I have a magnetic white board with a SMART projector. My board is a little wider than the image projected so I used the space on the side to create a center choices and must do area: The must do area has anything that MUST be done: … Continued