Need some ideas? Inspiration? These are all tried-and-true activities I’ve done in my libraries over my career. I’ve worked at all grade levels, both in Texas and in China, so you’ll find a wide variety here!
This section is new on my blog as of March 2021. I’ve written hundreds of articles over the years, so please bear with me as I curate them and add to this list. Some of them are in need of an update!
This shark-obsessed librarian is excited to share some shark storytime activity ideas with you today! I originally wanted to share these ideas before Shark Week, which is usually in late-July
Many schools list tall tales as part of the folklore curriculum for elementary grades. But what are tall tales, exactly? The main thing to remember about tall tales is exaggeration.
I have mentioned (once or twice!) how much I love teaching poetry! I love it at all grade levels, both as a classroom teacher and in the library. Along with
For librarians and elementary schools, Reading Bingo isn’t a new idea. I’ve seen countless printable Reading Bingo cards online, both free and for sale. When I was at the elementary
New Year’s Resolutions? No way! New Year’s Reading Goals? YES! I gave up on New Year’s Resolutions many years ago. Like most people I know, I rarely stick with any
How do you use current events in the classroom or library? I’ve got some great ideas for you today! Please note that I originally wrote this post on December 10,
Looking for a fun and easy Back to School library activity? This one is my favorite! This Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt allows students to independently explore the library while locating
This post about Digital Library Bulletin Boards was originally published in 2015. Back then, I called them “Scrolling PowerPoints.” I now call them Digital Bulletin Boards, and they are now