Start planning now for International Book Giving Day, February 14, 2015. This site has information as well as a the delightful poster below to download. And next month there are supposed to be free bookmarks. Katie
...that could be adapted for any school level. Reminds me a bit of our Guys Read program with the male volunteer readers who come from all walks of life to read and share how they use reading in their lives with our 4th grade boys.
I just saw this Twitter post-
My colleague, +Siobhan Ryan , plans an event annually called "The Business of Reading Festival" at Conners Emerson Elementary School, which was met again this year with resounding success. Here's a description: "Adults from the community are invited to read a favorite book and to share a bit about what they read at work. Volunteers are assigned to a specific classroom to explain why reading is important to their work and to share a favorite book or passage with the students." I participated this year for the first time, and it was amazing to see how many people from our community came to participate, and also how interested and engaged the kids were! It's a great idea to get people in the community involved!
If you walk around town or visit the box stores you'll know it is none to soon (according to the retailers) to be planning for the holidays. The blogger at Delightful Children's Books has a new take on an advent calendar you'll enjoy and perhaps adapt for use with other holidays and even for counting down until the winter break! I was thrilled to read that she used library books for many in the tub rather than buying all new! Katie
This shared along with the news that British Columbia has declared October 28th School Library Day! This video was a product of the Parkland Secondary in Saanich, BC. Katie
..... LEAD A BETTER LIFE.
What a great idea!! Post the Reading Bill of Rights. Be a Literacy Leader for your school. Join the cause, download the 5 Things to Do Every Day and post it prominently. Share with parents and staff. Go to Scholastic's ReadEveryDay page for more info. Katie
Follow the link on this page posted by the Alaska School Library Association about a contest author James Patterson is doing on his webpage, ReadKiddoRead. Whether you are contributing or following the results you'll be bound to get a lot out of this project.
psst....and think about adding the AkASL page to your RSS feed
I just finished a webinar with Michelle Luhtula, high school librarian from New Caanan, CT and Shannon Miller, District Librarian for Van Meter, Iowa (ie. K-12 librarian in a school of 600) in the Emerging Technology series offered by EdWeb and want to share just one of many exciting collaborative projects they discussed.
Check out the Animoto video Shannon shared on the blog she co-writes with another librarian, "Mr. Schu," 390 miles away, called Two Libraries, One Voice, about a collaborative project they did. It is a celebration of Dot Day all based around Peter Reynold's book, "The Dot." They did a week's worth of related projects, Skyped back and forth, and had an online contest.
While you're at their blog be sure to check out some of the other exciting projects they've done together with their students!! Katie
Besides being an award winning library blog this Read Aloud Tuesdays program sounds like a great idea. IF you're open during recess, and have time away from maintenance chores what a fun way to reinforce the love of reading. Having an entire half hour would allow for progress through a book. Only once a week would not tie up too much time. Check out the photo of the kids listening to her read! And while you're there look at some of her other pages, like "Look In The Baskets!" Katie