Friday, October 9, 2015

Five for Friday

Busy does not even begin to describe this week. Thank goodness for three day weekends! I am just giddy about having an extra day. Thank you Columbus...

This week's Five for Friday is filled with library randomness. Enjoy.

I started writing Reader "Book Notes" and placing them in some of my favorites around the library. This is so much fun and I am excitedly waiting for my first reader to discover these hand written treasures. This idea and others are included in my Library Excitement Pack.

I also added these gems to the Library Excitement Pack to stick out of books around the LMC and inspire readers to try something new. I will have kids write on the blank speech bubbles and recommend their favorite books in creative ways next week.

I had a few students find a golden ticket hidden in their books this week and their expression was priceless! They got to take a free new book/bookmark home with them. I just love this idea!

I have finally taught all kids in grades Kindergarten-5th how to check out their own books. Year two of self-checkout in the library has been a success! Look at these cute teacher card holders for my littles! I love the Create-a-Pal clipart set from Polka Dots and Pals. Each class has a page for boys and a page for girls with their library cards attached by velcro dots. This is a great visual and has worked like a charm for our Kindergarten and 1st grade students.

Number 5 is all about bulletin boards. This week I prepped two bulletin boards for upcoming library projects. The Pumpkingram board will house pictures of our Literary Pumpkins. Students are so creative and decorate pumpkins to look like characters from books. I can't wait to see what they create and fill this board! 

This "Wonder Wall" will be for an upcoming inquiry project that I will share in the next few weeks. Kids are already asking about what this is going to be...I love keeping them curious! 

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see the literary pumpkins! I feel like everyone has a 3 day weekend except me!