Sunday, June 17, 2018

Unicorn Books For Magical, Fun and Special Read Alouds

My book purchases of the weekend included two of my new favorites by Ame Dyckman, another one of my all-time favorites!

I can't wait to use Misunderstood Shark with lots of other shark books, projects and connections during Shark Week in July and this fall. You can read more about these ideas here in this post from my blog.

As for the other book, You Don't Want A Unicorn, it is one of the funniest, happiest, most magical books!  And for sure one of the best read aloud books ever!

In fact, I find all books about unicorns magical and there are so many wonderful ones out there to share with your readers.
I have brought together a Padlet full of unicorn books and room to add lots more.  You will find it here.

What are your favorite unicorn books, friends?  Please share them on the Padlet too.  

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Plan Your Skype Adventures for 2018-19 With This New Calendar of Events!

I love finding wonderful learning events to celebrate all year long.  This brings excitement to libraries and classrooms through connecting, learning and collaborating with others around the world throughout the year. 
Last week, our friends at Skype in the Classroom announced their calendar of events for 2018-19 and it is amazing! 

Take a look at the monthly events....
I can't wait to celebrate all of these events and more with Skype in the Classroom and my students, teachers and others around the world too.

You will find the 2018-19 Skype in the Classroom Calendar here

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

35 Genre Shelf Markers From Our Friends At Capstone!

I was so excited to get an email from Capstone that said, Free Shelf Markers!  

Our students love using shelf markers.  This special set from Capstone are focused around all of the different genres found in our libraries so they will be perfect at getting them excited and interested in lots of different types of reading in the library and classroom.
There are 35 in the genre shelf marker set and can be formatted to print on 8.5 x 11 paper.  You will see in this post on the Capstone Facebook page how they look on the shelf.

As you can see from the picture above, they include lots of the wonderful Capstone characters, popular genres and...
...cover different age levels too.  You will see that in the two different Sports shelf marker above.

These can be printed off to also use as bookmarks.  I can see these being a great little giveaway when learning about the organization of the library, how to find books in the library and the different genres.  It would be fun to see which genres are most popular and read too!

You can visit this webpage to get the free shelf markers. 

Thank you Capstone!