Monday, February 25, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Resources

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner.  Here are some St. Patrick's Day resources I have created that you might like to use in your Library/Media Center.


If you need center ideas for St. Patrick's Day, this St. Patrick's Day call number sorting center may fit your needs.  Students practice sorting call numbers into their correct section: Easy (or Everyboday, Everyone), Fiction, or Nonfiction.  Click HERE to view this resource in my Teacher's Dojo store.



Or try this St. Patrick's Day themed shelf order center where students practice putting call number cards in correct shelf order.  This center pack includes cards for Easy (or Everybody/Everyone), Fiction, and Nonfiction.  You can view this resource HERE in my Teacher's Dojo store.


If you're looking for bookmarks, check out these free St. Patrick's Day bookmarks.  This product includes 2 different bookmarks- four to a page; one page is full color and one page is black and white for your students to color.  Click HERE to download this freebie from my Teacher's Dojo store.



If you want more bookmarks to choose from,  this product includes 32 bookmarks,  16 colored bookmarks and 16 black and white bookmarks for your students to color.  Click HERE to view this resource in my Teacher's Dojo store.


And if you're looking for a fun way to promote books during March, check out these fun St. Patrick's Day signs for your Library or Media Center.  You can view them HERE in my Teacher's Dojo store.

Are you planning anything special for St. Patrick's Day?



Monday, February 18, 2019

February is Love to Read Month


We are celebrating reading this month as February is Love to Read Month.

Here are some fun way we've been celebrating reading.


We kicked off February with our Spring Book Fair.  


The Book Fair is always so much fun and our students love getting new books to read.

And for the next two weeks, our students participated and continue to participate in our Love to Read Month centers.

Here is what our centers look like:


Amazing ABC Order

Students use Styrofoam cups that have authors' names written on them to stack the cups in ABC order. They can then check their answers to see if they were correct.


I Spy

Students look for library words hidden in rice.  I use a small orange juice bottle to put the rice in.  I copy the words on to cardstock, laminate it and cut them out.  Then I place the words into the bottle with the rice.  Students have to shake the bottle in order to find the words.   When they find a word, they write it down. They try to find as many words as they can.


Book Words

Using magnetic letter tiles, students spell as many words as they can think of that have to do with books and reading.  They write their words down on a recording sheet.


Book Love


Students write about their favorite book.  These slips are then put onto our special bulletin board in the hallway for everyone to read.  Hopefully someone will find a new book to read based on what other students love.


Create-a-Bookmark

Student create and color their own bookmarks to keep or give away.


Puzzles

Students work on completing puzzles with a book theme.


Name That Book

Students try to guess the book that has been shredded.  (Don't worry.  This was a book that had sever water damage and could no longer circulate.)


And to tie it all together, I created a special bulletin board of our most favorite reads based on circulation for the past year.  I just love how it turned out.



I have put all of these center signs, forms, and bulletin board display signs in a packet.  You can purchase this packet in my Teacher's Dojo store by clicking HERE.

Are you celebrating Love to Read Month?  I'd love to hear about it.  Drop me a line in the comments and let me know.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Random Acts of Kindness Day


Even though Kindness Week is officially over for this year, our school is celebrating Kindness Week this week, so I thought I'd share a Kindness Week freebie and some Kindness Week resources.



Random Acts of Kindness Day is just around the corner and I have a freebie for you to help celebrate.


This freebie includes free bookmarks,



a special kindness books display sign,

  


and two activity sheets for students to fill out about how they can show kindness.
Just click HERE to download this freebie.

You can read more about Random Acts of Kindness Day HERE, and although it is over for this year, you can also find out about Kindness Week HERE to plan for next year.


When talking about kindness, I like to read Be a Friend by Salina Yoon.



And then we follow up with Emily Arrow's Be a Friend video, which is based on the book.  Emily Arrow is the BEST!  If you've never heard her songs or seen her videos, I highly recommend checking them out.  They are totally fun and happy!

Here are some of my other favorite kindness books that you might like to use for Random Acts of Kindness Day:

















Do you have any favorite books about kindness?



Sunday, February 3, 2019

Valentine's Day Resources

Can you believe it's almost Valentine's Day?  If feels like we were just celebrating  New Years!

I have some fun resources for you to help make Valentine's Day extra special.


I created these fun bookmarks that you can purchase HERE  in my Teacher's Dojo store.


I've also created a freebie if you'd like to sample to bookmarks first.  You can download those HERE in my Teacher's Dojo store.


I have also uploaded this Valentine's Day signs freebie.  These signs are perfect for book displays or bulletin boards to highlight Valentine's Day books or just books kids will love.  Click HERE to download these signs for free in my Teacher's Dojo store.


A fun library activity to use is this red and white call number sorting center, perfect for Valentine's Day or even for Read Across America. Click HERE to view this product in my Teacher's Dojo store.


And I also have created this shelf order center that will help students practice putting call numbers in shelf order.  Again, this product would work for Valentine's Day or for Read Across America.  Click HERE to view this product in my Teacher's Dojo store.

Do you have anything special planned for Valentine's Day?