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    Staying Cool in the Library — Lesson plans

    End of the Year Memory Books for the School Library

    I have always loved the memory books and keepsakes that classroom teachers make at the end of the school year. It is so much fun to read about the students year and see what special memories they had. I decided that I wanted to do this with my own classes. I created 3 different memory ... Read More about End of the Year Memory Books for the School Library

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    End of the Year Memory Books for the School Library



    I have always loved the memory books and keepsakes that classroom teachers make at the end of the school year. It is so much fun to read about the students year and see what special memories they had. I decided that I wanted to do this with my own classes. I created 3 different memory books for different grade levels: K/1, 2/3 and 4/5.

    Kindergarten and 1st grade 

    There are 9 pages for the primary...

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    My Library is Closed for Testing - Now What?


    I will never forget the feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach when I was first told (many years ago) that the library was going to be closed for testing and I had to go into the classrooms to teach my lessons. I had no idea what I was going to do or how this would work. And it seemed that with each passing year the library was closed for longer periods of time. I grew to expect to be in...

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    Research Projects with What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

    One of my favorite nonfiction authors is Steve Jenkins. Students love reading his books and learning about all the different animal facts. The two I love best are Actual Size and What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? I have done several different activities after reading these books to my students including matching ... Read More about Research Projects with What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

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