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30+ free Back to School printables. Super cute stuff on this site and tons of other fun printables, too!

Back To School Printables | How Does She

Take Reading a Step Further: Connect With Authors! | Encourage your children to reach out to the authors they love. | me, for @Scholastic

Take Reading a Step Further: Connect With Authors!

BOOK TASTING ACTIVITY: This could be fun for the beginning of the year. Have the kids "taste" different books and fill in their reading notebook with what books they want to read that year.

the ultimate guide to book clubs for kids - fun activities, book lists, more!!

Smart Book Clubs for Kids - Imagination Soup

Best Websites for Teaching Learning 2014 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Bring your read alouds to life! Do something fun to get students involved in the book.

Secondgradealicious: End of the School Year Part 2!

Teaching 2nd Person Point of View with Picture Books

Second Person Point of View in Picture Books

What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh

A fun fairy tale lesson for language arts! I partnered students up, and one was Cinderella, the other was the interviewer. I modelled how to do this with my sponsor teacher with another fairy tale beforehand. This is an example from one of my top grade 2 students! He has the neatest printing ever. :)

If your students are doing biographies, this site will be VERY helpful...lots and lots of short biographies available.

Biographies | Biography Online

This is a very well done rap by elementary school age students in grades 3 – 5, about the importance of reading and how our brain grows as we read. This is a great resource to encourage reading!

Elephant and Piggie cutout board for a children's birthday....because my 3yo GIRL wants an elephant party when she turns 4!

Elephant and Piggie Party - Daisy At Home

Elementary Librarian - Library lesson plans and ideas for the elementary librarian. Lessons incorporate Common Core and AASL standards.

My Latest Library Book Order - Elementary Librarian

Out with Answer Keys - In with QR Codes! Learn how QR codes can solve the answer key problem. Download a free set of 24 telling time task cards to try this technique yourself!

Corkboard Connections: Out with Answer Keys - In with QR Codes!

Lots of ideas for Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Activities

Instant Listening Center with a Twist! This is a Favorite Author Bundle consisting of 40 Stories! Students scan the QR Code and watch and listen to the story! Independent, Engaging and FUN! #QRCodes #IPad #ListeningCenter #Technology #KevenHenkes #EricCarle #MoWillems #DavidShannon #RobertMunsch

make own elephant and piggie story- for beginning of our mo willems author study!

"Seize the book" =]

Fun (and free!) countdown timers for the classroom! Read this blog post on Corkboard Connections to find out where to download these timers and more and some tips for using them in the classroom.