Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone

According to Common Sense Media, children spend an average of six hours a day with media while teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day with media. With screen time at an all time high, it is… Source: Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone

Ten Great Read Alouds to Promote Social Emotional Learning by Louise Prescott

Social Emotional Learning is one of the current buzzwords in education. Helping children acquire the skills needed to recognize their feelings and the feelings of others, and then learn to control … Source: Ten Great Read Alouds to Promote Social Emotional Learning by Louise Prescott

Top Ten Books to Build a Classroom Culture by Cindy Christiansen — Nerdy Book Club

I have a small poster of two sheep in my classroom. One sheep is white and the other is black, and the quote below them reads, “Choose your socks by their color and your friends by their character. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense. Choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.” […] [...]

Top Ten Most Beautifully Illustrated Picture Books by Adriana Fortier — Nerdy Book Club

I love reading picture books. They are not long or hard to get through, and have the added bonus of gorgeous illustrations that focus my attention. The best illustrations do not limit your imagination, but give you something to begin with. This list is a collection of picture books with beautiful illustrations that are complimented […] [...]

Behold! The Power of the ARC! “With a great ARC, comes great responsibility!” by Mary Jo Staal

After being a classroom teacher for 16 years, I just wrapped up my first year as a PreK-5 teacher librarian.  I love spending each day surrounded by books and putting books into the hands of young … Source: Behold! The Power of the ARC! “With a great ARC, comes great responsibility!” by Mary Jo Staal

“Gently” Used Book Sale Generates Excitement!

  School libraries have a challenge to provide books, reading materials and technology for students with an almost nonexistent budget.  Our elementary LRC utilizes technology in learning, research and for online books,  and students still use books.  They check out books every week from the library.  The challenge becomes how to fund the needs of [...]