Thank you, for your participation in Curriculum Day activities. You asked, we listened! Here is some of the followup:
Supply orders are due to Library Services on September 28.
Edutopia recently featured an article on keeping your patience when working with students. These might be great to add to your classroom management toolbox.
Be Responsive, Not Reactive
While the Empire would most likely be displeased, Star Wars Reads Day — a celebration of a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading — is back.
On October 10, 2015, bookstores, libraries, and retailers will participate in the fourth annual installment of the global event, featuring signings, parties, and more. Last year, events took place all over the world, and this year Star Wars Reads Day is expected to grow even bigger as fans gear up for the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December. Participants in the events and festivities include: Disney-Lucasfilm Press, Marvel, Abrams, Chronicle, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Scholastic, Workman, Egmont, Studio Fun, Phoenix International Publishing, and many more. BB-8 is ready. Are you?
Below are some free printable activities from the website, but there is much more available including giveaways!
You can find the link to TeachingBooks.net on the teacher resources tab of our district library page: district.ops.org/library
TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Do you ever wonder how you will be able to tell if something new has been added the library sites pages? There is an easy way to do so! You can simply set up an alert to have an email sent to you when new content is posted, and YOU get to decide what types of updates you get alerts for and how often you receive them. FYI--you will need to set alerts for the main library services sites page as well as your grade level page.
We have some extras of the posters. If you would like an additional set, please email me with your request as to which set(s) you would like. Thank you! Courtney
I just found the coolest read aloud site! It is sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and features actors reading picture books. There are almost 30 books on the site so far and you can look forward to sharing the following with your students:
Sean Astin reading A Bad Case of the Stripes
Mindy Sterling reading The Library Lion
Melissa Gilbert reading My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
James Earl Jones reading To Be A Drum
Amber Tamblyn reading White Socks Only
and much more including activity guides for the books!
P.S. These videos play through YouTube, which means you can turn on Closed Captioning if necessary.
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