Friday, November 22, 2013

Time to be Thankful!

In this month when everyone is posting days and days of thankfulness, I thought I would join in the fun!

I am thankful for former Irondale Middle parents who - along with friends at work - shares the wealth of Box Tops! Thank you to every student, parent, and teacher who has helped in this effort this year of bringing them in.
Thanks for sharing! Stay tuned for other things to be thankful for and please share yours!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Professional Development - Heading to Hartford!

Teachers get refreshed by attending professional development sessions that teach new technologies, the latest way to reach struggling readers and writers, and the best way to teach every subject there is.

Did you know that librarians need refreshing, too?! In these tough economic times where libraries are trying to buy new books with a shoestring budget and with managing the library usually without an aide, it's great to step away from the pitcher's mound to get some new strategies for reading!

Not only do I pick up tons of free books at conferences, but I make new connections. With these connections, I get new ideas for the library for programs and teaching.

I can't wait to bring back something new after attending Rising to the Challenge for school librarians!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Book Fair Helpers!

These kids saved the day today!

This weekend at IMS we had a Hispanic Fair and could not set up the Book Fair. These kids were here bright and early to hlep me set up the fair. They did an excellent job!

Thanks, IMS students!

Please stop by the fair this week!

Setting up for Scholastic Book Fair with Awesome Kids!