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Ideas for my elementary school library

Ideas for my elementary school library

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What a fun "first day of school" activity to try! Easy to set up--and I bet the students will LOVE it!

Activities: Go on a Citation Hunt WONDERFUL for supporting answers OR argumentative writing! LOVE IT!

Go on a Citation Hunt

Using text evidence. (Anchor chart idea. Image only)

The Adventures of Library Girl: School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff.

Book Burps recorded with green screen--I LOVE this idea for sharing book reviews! This can be part of a newscast segment our school is going to do! Then make QR codes of the book burp and put inside library books for kids to watch.

Burp Title Screen - Book Burps

Show What You Know- Quick informal assessment of student learning!

Conversations in Literacy: Show What You Know!

How To Make A Giant Book...I would do the small version...not the "bigature" one at the end of video...and put the "Life is made up of..." quote

Fabulous Video about Snowflakes- VERY interesting! I'll use this to go along with my Snowflake Bently book.

Teaching with TLC: Snowflake videos you don't want to miss!

Springston School Library Blog: Order in the Library - Play the game!

Springston School Library Blog: Order in the Library - Play the game!

Good idea. rubric students use after adding book reviews to the catalog in Destiny

@Thinglink Elementary Library Maps: Lots of Examples -

Looking for pattern activities for kindergarten or preschool? Find 15 simple and fun pattern activities... with free printables!

Teaching Library is a handy site for teachers who are looking for some lesson plan ideas to go along with children's books. The library features picture books, books for early readers, and books for young adults.

Teaching Ideas Library

Author Study activities..KC Kindergarten Times

Cool School Ideas

Skratch Track is a great virtual bookshelf for kids that is very student friendly. Teachers can add up to 40 student accounts and each student gets their own password and user name. It’s a great way of kids to keep track of what they read throughout the year. And yes…it’s FREE!

You can download a free interactive graphic organizer to go with this anchor chart at this site.

Language Arts Anchor Charts

Soooo cute. Persuasive writing about why or why not the pigeon should or should not be the principal for the day

Stapler's Strategies: persuasive writing

Tattle Tale tips plus free printable

Teach123 - tips for teaching elementary school: Tattle Tale Tips

I love this idea: circulating craft or maker kits for students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to check out and take home!

Cool! Send an "email" to a book character. This pix depicts a first grader's work. However, I love this concept for big kids. I would assign a series of emails back and forth. Great idea!

Another Glorious Day : Fairy Tale Unit Part TWO (PHOTO POST)

Happy books above the entrance door announce the Emerson (New Jersey) Library children's room

  • Eligio Linda Pena
    Eligio Linda Pena

    Do you know where they purchased the books?

  • Martha Badigian
    Martha Badigian

    I do not, but you could contact them and I'm sure they'd share the information:

  • Martha Badigian
    Martha Badigian

    They almost look like they could be made...

  • Eligio Linda Pena
    Eligio Linda Pena


10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids!

I.N.K.: 10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids