Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Join Us For the School Library Playground At ISTE! You Will Find The Awesome Sessions and Schedule Here!


I am so excited about the School Library Playground at the ISTE Conference coming up at the end of the month.  All of the Playgrounds at ISTE are such a wonderful place to learn, connect and share. You have to check them out if you are planning to be at ISTE.

I will be presenting, Future Ready Librarians: Essential Tools for Leading from the Library with my friend and colleague Lia Dossin.  

The School Library Playground is on Tuesday, June 25, 10:30-12:30pm.
This time is split into two sessions.  The Session 1 schedule and...
...Session 2 schedule. 

We hope that you join school librarians from around the country and world at the School Library Playground, friends.  It will be such an awesome way to connect and learn together at ISTE. 

It's Here! Capstone's Virtual Summer Camp Adventure 2024 Is Now Open For The Summer For ALL Students and Families!


I am so excited to announce that Capstone's Virtual Camp Adventure is open for the summer!

All students and families can visit to access this 12-week long fun summer learning and reading adventure with our friends at Capstone.  They can sign in to PebbleGo for access to FREE Capstone eBooks using the username: choiceboard and password: shannon. 

This summer we are opening the Capstone Virtual Camp Adventure early, so everyone can show your students, teachers and families around camp before summer break.  
In the Capstone Virtual Summer Camp Adventure, there are six bi-weekly Where Will You Go This Summer? themes that include a choice board and set of 20 FREE Capstone Interactive eBooks for each.
And this summer, we have a new addition to each...Our Virtual Summer Camp Adventure Featured Capstone Characters!  

The six bi-weekly choice boards include...
...Let's GO on a trip, 
Let's GO to the water, 
Let's GO to where our imagination takes us, 
Let's GO to space, 
Let's GO on a safari, 
...and Let's GO solve a mystery! 

They can access the entire choice board collection at now through the end of September. 

The choice board are filled with reading, making, healthy you ideas and resources, coding, stem, technology and more. 
In the bottom left hand corner, they will find a place to click to GO to eBooks around the six different themes. 
All they have to do to read and listen to the Capstone Interactive eBooks is click on the eBook covers.  They are directly linked so a username and password is not required. 
I am excited about a special addition to our Virtual Summer Camp Adventure choice boards with our friends at StickTogether. 
Under the STEAM column, you will see a StickTogether box. 
Every week, starting May 27, 2024, we will be adding a special Virtual Stickerboard that StickTogether created around each weekly theme

All students will be able to collaborate together to complete these weekly Virtual Stickerboards.  The images they reveal are amazing and our kids will love this wonderful global activity. 
As the students and families use the choice boards and need help, there is a Family Help button on each choice board slide and...
This document includes How To Use The Virtual Camp Adventure With Your Children This Summer and...
...Directions For Using The Virtual Camp Adventure Choice Boards. 
I always create special bookmarks to give our students and families as we get ready for the summer. 
You will find this years bookmark that I created in Google Slides here

I get the bookmarks printed at Vista Print. The image of the bookmark on Slides 1 and 2 fits perfectly into the 2 x 6 template. You will find the link to the Vista Print bookmarks here.

I hope all of the students and families have a special summer visiting Our Virtual Summer Camp Adventure.  I can't wait to see and hear all of the different ways it is used and what is learned, read, and created from this amazing summer experience. 

I will be sharing flyers and a family letter over the next few days too. 

Please let me know if you have any questions...I am happy to help you, friends.  

You will find all of the Capstone Summer Learning resources here on the Capstone site.

Check Out These Special BOOKLISTS From Our Friends At Capstone!


As librarians, teachers and readers, we love book recommendations for kids.  
Check out these NEW booklists that our friends at Capstone have curated for us.  They have organized their favorite titles into themes and will be updating these wonderful collections often. 

You can find the Capstone Booklists here.