Week 16

Time is winding down to Winter Break. I think we are all READY!

My week seemed to be all about GINGERBREAD. I read Gingerbread Man Loose in the School to my Kindergarten classes during their Related Arts library time. Before reading the book, we told the story of the Gingerbread Man together using a story basket. After reading the book, we talked about some of the differences between the two stories and they checked out a book. After check out, they each got an iPad and “decorated” Gingerbread Man cookies (I can’t seem to locate a link to the exact app I used, but it is called Gingerbread and it is FREE!). So fun!

The Kindergarten teachers and I also took the kids on a QR code Scavenger Hunt around the school, looking for the Gingerbread Man. I got this idea from the super wonderful, Shannon M. Miller. Read about it here. At the end of our hunt, there were Gingerbread Man cookies waiting for them in their classroom. Love it!

5th grade Media Technology finished learning about Scratch by creating their own game.

We collected books throughout the week for our Book Swap (coming up Monday and Tuesday of this week).

Lion Cub Storytime was on Friday and the theme was GINGERBREAD, of course! I will write about my storytime next week.

I was invited to read a holiday story to one of our 1st grade classes. I read Bear Stays Up for Christmas and then we created a story quilt with our favorite parts of the book (I gave each student a square piece of paper – white, red, or green) and they drew a picture and wrote about their favorite part of the story. The squares were glued to a large piece of brown paper to make our “quilt.” The idea came from another librarian in my district. Easy and cute and standards-based! Perfect!

What did YOU do this week?



About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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