I Survived Stories Selected:
So excited when author, Lauren Tarshis, responded via Twitter to a post about our Bloxels project. Can't wait to share a video of the finalized games with her!
Last year I wrote a Beyond the Books grant to purchase a 5 pack of Bloxels video game builder kits. The proposal was for 3rd graders to read a variety of I Survived books by author Lauren Tarshis and select one to develop a video game based on the characters experiences.
Library centers started in our library as a tool to increase engagement and it has blossomed into my staff's favorite part of the library! I couldn't be more proud... For the 3rd quarter of school we are loving this group of library centers! If you have read about my centers before you know that I design and implement 7 different centers each quarter and the center move from table to table so each group of students has the opportunity to do all 7 activities throughout the nine weeks.
2 Sheridan Presentations for the 2018 Conference
This year I took 9 of my kiddos from the Students Involved in Technology Club to the SIT conference. Four 4th and 5th graders presented and the other five were first time attenders so they came only as participants. It was an exciting day for everyone and I was so proud of our students' presentations and overall conference behavior.
After reflecting on our day the biggest take away was the destruction laboratory. So after we finish our I Survived video game design project we will add deconstruction to the end of the year plan for our SIT Club. I might have to call in the tech department for this one! Watch for more information on this in May!
It's the most wonderful time of the year, not Christmas- Spaghetti Supper & Book Fair night! This year's Scholastic theme was "Paws for Reading" and we created a great entrance with just three sheets of red butcher paper, black and white construction paper and printed letters. We taped the red paper to the dropped ceiling grid for easy removal after our family night.
We also created a photo booth for those who purchased something at the Spaghetti Supper/ Book Fair that followed our pet them - "I found the purrr-fect book at the book fair!" Another super simple backdrop made with just blue butcher paper and yellow, white and black construction paper. It is hard to see the whiskers in the pictures, but they curled at the ends.
Inside our book fair we decorated with butcher paper pet characters like: Dogman, Splat the Cat, Bad Kitty and Pete the Cat. I liked how bright the yellow and blue made the room this year.
In 2009 I was given the chance to move into the best job in the world- Library Media Specialist! I work with students and teachers, coaching both in technology and sharing my passion for literature.