We had so many new books , especially thanks to the Book Fair, that it was time to make a whole display of their own! I seem to have a hard time getting students to notice my new book displays, so if this one doesn't catch their eye, I don't know what will! (I try to highlight on book, new or not, during each library class time, I call them my daily treasure!)
Comic Creating is fun and students highlighted their favorite book or genre and why they liked it!
We used this fantastic site (Note: You can't save progress!)
Our chapter books are sadly neglected. To get them some attention I moved all the racks to surround this table and made a display to highlight some of the newest and best ones. I covered old discarded books with colored paper to bolster up some of the back rows to put books. Of course, I had to add some leaves too!
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Both parents and staff volunteered, and it was so great!
It was especially awesome, because I have been talking so much, as a new teacher, that I essentially lost my voice the entire week! But as croaky as I was, it was great to meet all the parents and see how excited the students were about books and reading!
Who is behind all these excited students??
JESSICA DAY GEORGE
Our guest author! We were so thrilled to have her come by for a couple of hours! She was so much fun to talk to and is full of energy! Thanks Jessica!!
Spoils of the Book Fair...
some of them anyway!
With part of the proceeds, I was able to get wonderful new additions,especially the newest in most of the popular series, so it was a great fundraiser for us.
Unfortunately, my personal pile was almost as large! haha! There goes all my fun money and it was sure fun!
My favorite book was "The Search for Wondla". It was like an top-notch anime movie in written form. Fantastic, Enthralling, and Immersive!! (I read it and its sequel non-stop!)
Thanks again to all the volunteers, parents, students, and teachers who made my first book fair so great!!
Our awesome GPS units from DonorsChoose.org arrived last week! We now have 5 great GPS setups and even extra batteries!
I can't wait to learn how to use them and get started on the fun lessons that I have planned and any other great ones that might crop up! I am also very curious to see how they will be used by the school. I have some suggestions if anyone needs ideas!!
Bet you didn't know that Dewey and Duct tape went so nicely together.
The Non-Fiction shelves were just an endless long wall full of books. I wanted to bring some color and life to the boring bookshelves, and it just so happened to be a perfect way to separate out the Dewey blocks. Each set of hundreds has its own color and its shelf is surrounded by that color and labelled.
You might notice there is no other labeling. At all. That is because I am having the older students do a inquiry based class activity in the next couple of weeks where they take a close look at the various Dewey groups in "explorer" groups. They then report back to the class what kinds of books were in their assigned section, what they would call that section, and a fun book they found there.
I am quite possibly going to use these made up names to name and label the actual sections, and I look forward to some creative suggestion. Anything is better than "Applied Science".
OTHER FUN WITH DUCT TAPE
Its good for making boring clear displays pop with some color. I also colored matched the book ends.
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