Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Teacher's Bag of Tricks

At the end of last school year, I created a website full of fun freebies, web 2.0 tools and websites for teachers that I have come across over the years Here's a link to that site. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Where Did the Summer Go?

So, I've pretty much spent every free moment I've had in the MC getting it organized and ready.  I'm so excited to be able to post some before and after pics.  So here goes....

Table at the Entrance of the M.C.

Front of the M.C.
This is where I do Media lessons.  PreK-2nd  sit on the floor and 3rd-5th sit at the tables.

One of the two computer stations
I have 2 other computers across from these on the other column in the M.C.

The Circulation Desk
I removed a lot of the clutter and added a bit of decoration to break up all of the wood.

New Book Section in front of the "Kitchen" Area

Mr. Owl's Reading Corner
I added signs and some material panels to hide some of the empty shelves.

The Shelves
This is the main section of the M.C. where all of the books are.
I rearranged the bookcase and consolidated much of the non-fiction.

Weeded Books
I weeded 100s of books that had not been checked out since the county converted to an online catalog about 10 years ago, thus the shelves became even more empty than they already were.  Guess I have some book orders to do.

Wildcat Favorites
I decided to make a section of popular chapter books to make those books easy to find.

Well, that's about all for now.  I still have soooo much to do, but I feel like this has been a really good start.  I am trying to remember that it will grow into what I want it to be so I just need to be patient.  I have many more plans so stay tuned for more!