Since my last post, I decided to restructure and make a new blog instead of using this one. I’ve moved to Books Are Time Machines. See you there! Continue reading I’ve Moved!
I started this blog as a professional website for myself, back when I thought I would become a school librarian. Now that grad school is behind me, I know myself better. Back then I was really excited about helping elementary students learn, even without any teaching experience. I thought I wanted to share my love … Continue reading Some ideas for moving forward
What Does the Fox Say? Words by Ylvis Illustrated by Svein Nyhus Ylvis’ music video was made into a picture book with illustrations by a Norwegian children’s book illustrator. I read it to some 4th graders last week, and they enjoyed singing along on the noises in the chorus! It was fun for me to … Continue reading What Does the Fox Say?
What’s STEAM? Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math education. In this feature I would like to mention some aspect of one of those topics, or review a book about one of them. Today I substituted at the same school where I did STEM Friday last month, and it was another STEM Friday! The students … Continue reading STEAM Friday: Da Vinci, Helicopters, and Doctor Who
Today I did an activity with a class of fifth graders. We did this worksheet. They decided to keep going with it instead of checking out books. It was impressive how they stuck with it. Friendly competition can be motivating! (Students who wanted to return, or check out books still did, of course. I followed … Continue reading 5th grade Dictionary Challenge
Back in October, I substituted at a school library that has STEM Fridays. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math (education). The first graders and the third graders were doing a project on rockets. They researched rockets in the library, and had worksheets to fill out using the provided books. It was a collaboration … Continue reading STEM Friday
Red Knit Cap Girl By Naoko Stoop 2012 Red Knit Cap Girl lives in the forest. She and her friend White Rabbit want to talk to the Moon. She asks Owl if she can go to the Moon. He says the Moon is too far, but “if you want, she will bend down to listen … Continue reading Red Knit Cap Girl