First Grade Research Projects

After learning about a really cool idea at the FAME (Florida Association for Media in Education) conference where the media specialist collaborated with a teacher to be part of her small group rotations, I decided to give it a try!  Thankfully, I had a first grade teacher who was willing to jump on board with allowing me … Continue reading First Grade Research Projects

Summer Reading

Dive into summer with fun summer reading activities! At the end of each school year, I create a summer reading packet to send home with students to encourage reading over the summer. The packet typically includes an activity for the student, some bookmarks, information about the public library’s programs, a letter to their parents about … Continue reading Summer Reading

STEM Storytime with CBI

I worked together with my ESE teachers to create a special schedule where the CBI and ESE classes can come to the media center twice a week, once for storytime and again for a lesson focusing on their curriculum topic. This month we did awesome lessons on weather. We made a tornado in a jar (wish I … Continue reading STEM Storytime with CBI

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

What better way to spend a Friday than reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault with preschool! I wanted to get the kids involved so I die-cut the letters of the alphabet and made a coconut tree. I handed each student a letter. They had to pay attention to the story because … Continue reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Literacy Week Activities

Each year during Literacy Week our school plans a few fun activities that get the students excited about reading and literacy! I’m including some of our flyers below. I use the website Piktochart to create most of my flyers because it is so easy to use and has a lot of options for text and … Continue reading Literacy Week Activities

Donors Choose Project Funded

Our students are so excited that our DonorsChoose project was fully funded!  I gave a survey at the end of last year and one of the questions asked what students would change about the library. The overwhelming majority of them answered, “More Bean Bags!”  The DonorsChoose project purchased the Big Joe Basketball Bean Bag, two blue Big … Continue reading Donors Choose Project Funded