|The PAWSibilities are Endless|
I actually enjoyed getting the library ready. Our school hosted a PBIS meeting the second week of school. One of the first bulletin boards that I finished was my PBIS board. The Bulldog was cut with the School Spirit Cricut cartridge. The letters and scalloped border were cut with the Schoolbook Plantin cartridge. You can't see it in this picture, but I added texture to the wide border with an embossing folder on the Cuttlebug. The paws were cut with our Ellison Cutter. It is time to replace the cutter. The pads are worn, and we can't find new pads.
Putting speech bubbles on some of the books proved to be a "selling" feature. I am trying to get the students to see that we have other books besides Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, Clifford, and Dr. Seuss. You know that feeling when a student leaves empty handed because there are no more copies of the series he or she has become "comfortable" with. I am thrilled that the students are excited about reading the latest antics of "Pigeon", "Pete", Greg Heffley, and Skippyjon Jones, but I really want them to step outside their comfort zone.
|I See You Checking Me Out|
|This is the Place for Characters|
I am having a difficult time with the fiction section. I will add genre posters. I plan to get the students to help make the genre posters. Other than the speech bubbles on the books, I can't find my Mojo for this area. Maybe a book club or classroom book/author study group could help me with the fiction area.
The art teacher and I are collaborating for International Dot Day. I will post about our activities soon. Here is one the most fun activities that we did during library lessons. You can download the app and coloring sheet at colAR app. It's free. It works on iPads, iPhones, and Droids. I could not get it to work on the iPod.