Posts tagged with "Sept2014"

Activities · 09-26-2014
I recently read a blog post about book characters who would make “awesome friends.”  Since good friends are helpful in promoting lifelong learning, I immediately thought of Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web and how her sweet face could jump-start the following reading promotion. The library media specialist (or teacher) would put up a large white board or a large piece of bulletin board paper in the media center or other communal area. Students use the white board to share book...

Books · 09-21-2014
Revisit again and again.

Books · 09-20-2014
Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

Museums · 09-16-2014
A few years ago, my fifth grade gifted and talented students completed a unique research project. Specifically, we sent letters to museum directors asking for input about one object, artifact, work of art, or a creative selection from their museum's collections. The selection could be a personal favorite, possess significant cultural relevance, be a "best" example of its kind, tell a story, promote a new idea, or expose students to a new experience. The purpose of the project was to provide...

Museums · 09-11-2014
Art, history, science, natural history, living history, botanical garden, arboretum, children’s, and sports are just a few of the types of museums with free admission on Museum Day Live! Download your pair of free tickets today. Over 1,500 museums are expected to participate this year!

Books · 09-02-2014
Even though the 2014 National Book Festival is over, you can still enjoy all the author presentations. They were videotaped and will be available soon on the Library's website. I enjoyed listening to Jacqueline Woodson who shared writing tips, personal information, and excerpts from her newest book, Brown Girl Dreaming. When a young writer in the audience asked for a few tips, Woodson's reply was "BIC" which is short for "butt in chair." She also shared how, as a child, she told many lies. One...

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