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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Nominate a School Librarian!

This came across my email today and I thought it looked like a great way to recognize the fabulous elementary and middle school librarians in our midst.  It's super-fun to nominate amazing people for being amazing...Just saying...

Do you know a creative elementary or middle school librarian/library program? Nominations are due by April 30 for SLJ’s Build Something Bold award.

The criteria includes:
  • ·         Creativity in space and program design
  • ·         Effectively integrating curricular objectives toward enhancing literacy through hands-on activity
  • ·         Demonstrated student engagement and impact on learning
  • ·         Cost-effectiveness and ease of replication

Nominations can be made by applicants themselves or administrators, peers, or institutions. A winner and two finalists will receive cash awards and be profiled in an SLJ feature story. The winner will also receive a classroom pack from sponsor LEGO Education.

For full details, visit: http://www.slj.com/buildsomethingbold/.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easy Storytime Adaptation

Having fun with homemade ribbon wands in River Falls
I really liked this short and sweet explanation in the ALSC blog of how to make your storytimes more inclusive to kids with various physical challenges (some obvious and some invisible).  Check out Amanda Moss Struckmeyer (from here in Wisconsin!) and her post about simple adaptations to the way you introduce activities to make them easier for all kids to participate!