Nonfiction Folders How-To

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Did anyone else have April Vacation this past week?  It was so nice to have a break and we have been having amazing weather in New England (except for today) all week. I hope anyone else who was off had a relaxing break! Anyway, Library Lady had a few questions about the nonfiction folders in the last post.  In case anyone else had the same questions, I put together a little how-to for the folders. I used plain manilla file folders which we have plenty of at my school.  I folded them like this:  Open the folder all the way.  Fold in one half to the middle line.  Fold the other side so the edges meet in the middle.  If … Continued

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Whew

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I was SO BUSY last week with Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Bash that I have been terrible about blogging.  So sorry!  We celebrated this past week even though it was after Dr. Seuss’s real birthday.  The week of his birthday was right after our winter vacation.  I thought it would be hard to prepare for the week and get everyone fully on board if they had to jump into our week of activities following vacation (no one is jazzed about coming back that first day!).  It worked out great for our school and I think it was a pretty successful first run!Here is my friend and 2nd grade teacher, Michelle, celebrating in my reading photo booth:  Michelle (in pink) is a … Continued

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Order in the Library

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**Update: the bad news is Order in the Library was taken offline in 2012 but the good news is Mr. Lodge made Shelve-it, a game to practice shelving books.I’ve been doing a little research into what happened to Order in the Library.  I’m SO sad it appears to not be online anymore.  It was such a great way to introduce library organization and have students practice shelving.  They loved my Order in the Library center!  I found a few people are able to continue using it through the Internet Archive Wayback Machine which archives websites.  The link I found that works (for now!) is this one.  I have also seen some talk about the disappearance on list serves such as LM_Net but … Continued

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Truffula Trees Part 2

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I have had a crazy week getting ready for our Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash, I haven’t had time to post pictures of my Truffula Trees in the library!  Although Dr. Seuss’s birthday was yesterday, we are celebrating all next week with reading activities.  I’ll post some of the fun things we do at the end of the week!Anyway, here are some pictures of the Truffula Trees in the library.  The kids loved them and they make the library much more colorful so it was well worth the time spent making them.  I put them all around, although I think it would have also been fun to have them all in one area and have a Truffula Forest.   I duct taped … Continued

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Truffula Trees!

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For the past few weeks, I have been planning Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Bash for my school.  We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a week of reading celebrations.  To add to the fun, I wanted to incorporate some Dr. Seuss-themed decorations into my library space.  I’ve seen many cute truffula tree projects on Pinterest so I decided to give truffula trees a whirl. Here is what I came up with:  I’m thrilled with how they came out!  I may have developed a truffula tree addiction and want to spend all day tomorrow making more trees. I initially thought I would use paper towel rolls to make small truffula trees.  Then I thought big trees would be more fun.  The … Continued

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Welcome!

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Welcome to my blog!  I am a library teacher in a K-5 elementary school in MA.  I love teaching library and information literacy skills and engaging students in reading and technology.  I am always interested in learning what other library teachers do in their libraries so I thought I would share what goes on in mine.  Thanks for stopping by!

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