Celebrate: Five Star Things About this Week

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It’s time to look back on the week and celebrate all the goodness .  Find more at Ruth Ayres.

ONE

The return of my library volunteer.  She’s a retired teacher librarian.  I am so happy when she can come to help as she is one busy woman these days.  Well, she’s always been a busy bee and retirement has nothing on her.  But she was able to put up a bulletin board for me to publicize those who had recorded minutes of reading in November. (I do this bi-monthly).

TWO

Discovering websites and apps.  Whole Brain Teaching thanks to the link from the music teacher. It has great strategies for working with challenging students.  My challenges are with the K-2 crowd.  They seem to arrive at school with few social skills.
I also discovered Follet Destiny and Destiny Quest apps for both my IPad and my phone.  The library is with me always.

THREE

My friend and colleague visited my library week to do a serious reorganization of the fiction shelves.  I believe in easy access for students so my goal is to weed my fiction collection so it will fit along that wall.

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Series and possibly a shelf for Award Books will go along this back shelf.

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It’s a lot of weeding of books.  Our budgets are so limited that getting rid of water damaged and ratty books is difficult.  But it helps to have a friend with you.

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FOUR

Getting back to teaching.  I loved my two-week break but it was good to get back into a routine. I like being able to rise early enough to get my workout completed before heading to school.

FIVE

Santa gave me an Amazon gift card.  These arrived this week. Thank you, Santa.

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7 thoughts on “Celebrate: Five Star Things About this Week

  1. Your library looks great, Jone, & since I collaborate so much with our librarian, I know what you mean about weeding. It’s a huge task. Also, I’ll ask her if she knows about the apps. Glad you shared about them. Yes, it was nice to get back, wasn’t it? As you saw, I loved the week, was very happy to see the students and the teachers. Hope your week next week is good, too!

  2. Your library looks so roomy. Ours is in a classroom and it is cramped. You will love Mr. Lemoncello”s Library. This is a book that appeals to boys rather than girls, which is a plus! Have a great week.

  3. I agree with Linda and Jaana, your library project looks great! Also like a huge amount of work! I loved Mr Lemoncello- sort of felt like Willie Wonka does the library!

  4. I’m anxious to read more about your challenging group and how the Whole Brain things work with them. I have a tough group this year. We’ve tried some of this, but I always need new ideas.

    I tried to get up and workout before school, but it is hard. I need to get back in this routine. Thank you for inspiring me by mentioning it.

    Good luck with the library,
    Jen

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