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.
I don't typically save decorations from the Book Fair, but this year I decided to keep the characters and create a "Read with Friends" bulletin board in the library after the Book Fair was torn down. I will post a picture of that board soon.
10 Alternatives to Showing a Movie Before Break!
John Spencer suggested these creative ways to spend your last couple of weeks before winter break! Check out his blog to get the details!
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zSpace allows students to inquire, take risks, solve problems, and apply their learning while building confidence and expanding interest in STEM and STEM careers. Teachers at the Feast got to experience all that Zspace has to offer when the tour bus stopped by for 3 days. Teachers learned to sculpt, the inner workings of the heart and peeled away layers of a dinosaur. One lucky teacher even won a Zspace system for his school! Read more about the experience with this Pantagraph article.
Click on the picture above for the Pantagraph article on Zspace at the Teacher Feast.
In 2009 I was given the chance to move into the best job in the world- Library Media Specialist!