Week 20

Week 20!

I kicked off my “Book Award Blitz” lessons with K – 2 and reminded all 3 – 5 students about the book award program. In South Carolina, we vote for our favorite book award nominee at the end of February, and I was noticing that the excitement for the books was waning (a lot of them were checked IN!) That’s all changed now 😉 With K – 2, I read Z is for Moose by Bingham. I love that crazy moose. With my Kindergarten classes, we played this Building Blocks game after we read the book.

5th grade Media Technology students started their Digital Passport lessons.

So, I think I’ve mentioned that I put together a 5th grade Student Book Budget Committee. I was inspired by the wonderful Andy Plemmons (read what he did here). They started meeting at the beginning of November. We met two days a week during their lunch and recess time. They survived students in K – 5, met with a book vendor, looked through catalogs, browsed our Book Fair for new books, and suggested some of their own favorites that were missing from our library. They had a budget of $1000 and they submitted a list of their suggestions to me. I placed the order and it came in this week. On Thursday, we uploaded the records to our library catalog and on Friday, they sorted the books and created a display for the books. They did an AWESOME job!

I presented (with some awesome Greenville librarians) about Makerspaces at a Greenville LMS professional development session on Thursday (via a Google Hangout).

Friday was STORY TIME! The theme was snow…it’s been so cold that when I was planning the Story Time, I thought we might actually get some snow. The day of Story Time? The high was almost 70. Silly. Story Time blog post coming soon!

That was my week! How was your 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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2 Responses to Week 20

  1. amsnelgrove says:

    Was the presentation recorded by any chance? I’d love to check it out 🙂

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