Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to School!

My amazing new library!

A collage of the first couple days:

The Welcome Bulletin Board:

What we do in the library:  
If you want to copy it, it says: 
In the library, we will learn information and technology literacy skills for research and reading!
We read a variety of books from various genres!
We learn about authors and illustrators!
We learn the organization of the library.
We learn how to research using the internet effectively, with evaluating tools.

And the pièce de résistance - my Owl fabric bulletin board! (Our mascot is the owl)

A close up of the fabric and border: 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Less. Boxes. Slowly. =)

Started cleaning out the boxes. A fellow librarian said to start with boxes, and start making categories. So far I put all the teaching books in one box, and all the school supplies for students in one box. See the before and after so far - Less Boxes Slowly. Only 55 to go!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Now an Award Winning Blog!

Holy moly! I was nominated for 2 awards by Oh, How Pintearesting! It is overwhelmingly teacher-y so I'm glad to be contributing a teacher-librarian lilt! Thank you so much Laura, this is so exciting! =)

So here are the awards:

For receiving the One Lovely Blog award, I have to:
1. Follow the person who gave me the award - done! 
2. Link back - Oh, How Pintearesting! 
3. Pass to 15 bloggers and let them know that they have received the award.

For receiving the Versatile Blogger award, I have to:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated me - done!
2. Include a link to their blog - Oh, How Pintearesting! If you haven't clicked by now (it's been posted 3 times now...) just go Oh, How Pintearesting! Plus we all love Pinterest! 

3. Include the award image in my post - see above
4. Give 7 random facts about myself - see below
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award
6. When nominating, include a link to the blog
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated

7 random facts
1. I love Gilmore Girls.
2. I sew and pretend to keep a blog on it - It's Thread, Not String - mainly just fun to see some of the projects I've worked on. 
3. I've been mistaken for IT more than I've been thought of as the librarian. 
4. I love butterflies. 
5. I could eat cajun seasoning by itself. 
6. I am super nerdy and remember weird details and sometimes have to play dumb.
7. I am introvert and sometimes get tired of talking to people. 

15 other bloggers (I am combining as Laura did!) 
1. The Pithy Python (especially for this Unexpected Rapstar: Librarian
2. If you ever wanted your own avatar, or wanted to see what your head in a jar would look like, go to The Daring Librarian and try out the 20 different sites that can turn you into a cartoon! 
3. In time for Common Core implementation - Great Common Core Nonfiction 
4. Try out A Lemon Squeezy Home - one day I'll have time to make these! 
5. Librarianism Chronicles
6. How can I resist a blog that's called First Grade Glitter and Giggles??? Love glitter, giggles, and first grade! 
7. A blog on PYP - this is very specific to my new job and something I need to follow to learn more and be a better resource...PYP stands for Primary Years Program, and is part of the IB model of schooling. 
8. One more - PYP at Spicewood
9. More PYP - What Ed Said
10. So many ideas. Time Space Education
11. So going to ste, ahem, borrow these Kerilee Beasley =)
12. Last PYP, I promise - Teach Love
13. Great place for YA suggestions and new ideas
14. ... Something I googled and have yet to read. Thoughts?
15.Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie - I'm making this for boyfriend's birthday...but will have made it by the time this posts =) (FYI - it was delicious and a total surprise, and the look on his face was awesome)