Sunday, January 28, 2024

New Library Signs

 This is my third year in the library.  My first year I was trying to get a feel for everything.  My second year was hectic with a lot of scheduling issues and last minute coverages.  This year, I finally feel like I have time to update some things in the library that need to be updated.  One of which is the signage, or lack thereof.  What I have also noticed a lack of is available signs for purchase or to get inspiration from online.

I decided to start with the Picture Book section.  Using Canva, I created a few different signs but I couldn't choose which one I liked the best.  Actually, that's not true.  I had a favorite but I wasn't sure it would catch the students' attention.  So, I decided to informally poll the students and teachers who came to the library.  Here are the different signs I made (one I didn't take a picture of because I disliked it immediately):

And the winner is....

The students overwhelmingly chose #3.  I fixed the border so it ran around the perimeter of the words.  I am so fortunate to have a poster machine in my library so that I can make things like this on the spot.

Which one is your favorite?

Monday, August 1, 2022

Teachers Pay Teachers Sale...Already?!

Teachers Pay Teachers is already having their Back to School Sale!  I live in NY so I teach until the very end of June and start back up again in September.  I am not ready to see "back to school" anything, but here it is.

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For those of you who are already heading back, or for those who are getting a head start for September, you might want to check out the sale and can click HERE for my store.  I have a range of mostly reading and writing activities for elementary school and I am going to start uploading some things that I am working on for the upcoming school year.  If you do purchase a product (even if it's not from my store) I would love if you could link to it in the comments below so others can see what's available!

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

It's Been a Long Time (Again)

 It has been awhile since my last post.  Last year I transitioned from the classroom to the library and am in the same school which I have been working at for over 20 years (which is really hard to wrap my head around).  I am so glad that I made the change and love my new position.

Pre-K Students Loved Reading Time!

Now that I am in the library, I am trying to make it as welcoming as possible.  It was closed for 1 1/2 years and prior to that the librarian did not update a lot.  Last year I completed the first inventory in over 10 years, was awarded a grant to purchase new books, and started weeding, but the overall environment needs some work. I would appreciate if any one who might be reading this to click HERE to check out my latest DonorsChoose project.  Even if you cannot donate, I would appreciate if you would share on social media.  Also, if you have your own DonorsChoose project please share it in the comments.  Let's all help each other!