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Posts Made By: sw
Board: ARCHIVE 07-07-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By sw
Patriotic theme

I'm doing a Patriotic/Olympic theme in my middle school library this year. It will include the election as well as summer/winter olympics. :D
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-03-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By sw
At our local B&N, the only way you get an...

At our local B&N, the only way you get an educator's discount is when you purchase books for your classroom. I'm a school media specialist, so this helps some, but I was actually excited thinking...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 07-03-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By sw

Ranger Rick
Board: Library / Media Specialist 06-13-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By sw
Helping teachers

I've done this. After students have checked out their books, I have them look for certain colors, certain characters (boy, girl, doctor, dog, mouse, etc.), or certain words in their books. For...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-09-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By sw
I've tried it.

As long as you don't eat too much fat, there is no problem. I've lost a little weight with it but not much. I had a niece who used Alli with phentermine (doctor prescription) and lost 19 pounds in...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 06-08-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By sw
Check out

I put numbered dots on each book and cover them with scotch tape. Have teachers sign that they checked out Books 1-15 (or whatever). Provide the teachers with an excell check out sheet/sheets. (If...
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 06-08-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By sw
The Cay is a Newberry winner, short, and good. ...

The Cay is a Newberry winner, short, and good.
Others: Hatchet (or if you are tired of Hatchet--The Tucket Adventures by Paulsen) and The Watson's Go to Birmingham.
For FUN::D George's Marvelous...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-08-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By sw
In the library

I'm actually doing this theme in my library. Upstart has some great posters and other display ideas. I've also done a caracature (SP?) of George Bush, and now that we have two nominees, I will do...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-08-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By sw

Ditto to Piccoult's My Sister's Keeper. I'm reading her other books now, but this is my favorite.

If you like Christian fiction, try The Atonement Child, Redeeming Love, and Leota's Garden by...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-08-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By sw
Recycle ideas

Because I am in a middle school library, I have decided to recycle my room theme every three years. Except for students who may fail, the room is new and different each year, and I am able to...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-08-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By sw
Teaching genres in the library

As a middle school librarian, I break genres into two main categories: fiction and nonfiction. Nonfiction is then broken into Dewey categories and biographies. I go into more detail with...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-18-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By sw

I agree with most posts that say to only take a few days. I've learned NEVER to burn ANY bridges.:rolleyes:
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 04-16-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By sw
Post Activities

Allow students to dress like the person they research and paint a "button" on their hands. Invite other classes in to see the wax museum of famous people. As students walk through, they can touch...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 04-16-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By sw

I figured it out if anyone every needs help with this!:)
Board: Library / Media Specialist 04-15-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By sw

Does anyone use Destiny for their circulation/cataloging? Our district has just changed to this, and most of my books transferred as AV. I managed to globally change my FIC books but can't figure...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 04-10-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By sw

I am a middle school librarian. All of my AR books have a yellow dot at the TOP of the book. Students know to look inside the back cover to see the points and reading level.
If students are...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-10-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By sw
The easiest and quickest

1 cup Minute rice
1 can Swanson chunck white chicken
1 cup mayonaise
1 can cream of chicken soup
Grated onion (optional)
Top with crushed potato chips
Bake in preheated 350...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 04-09-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By sw
What about

Who Moved My Cheese?
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-04-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By sw
both cakes

My son-in-law's grandmother made both the bride and groom's cakes. All we did was pay for the ingredients. What a money saver!!!:D
Board: ARCHIVE 04-03-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By sw

Similies-Piven, My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks and...<!--misspeak-->
Personification-Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
Rathman-Officer Buckle and Gloria...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-03-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By sw
Duty free lunch

Our parents volunteer once a month, usually the last day of the month, so that we may have a duty free lunch. <!--yummy-->
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-03-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By sw
moth balls

I've always heard that moth balls will keep ants away (as well as everyone else!). So, if you can stand it, put one or two around your work area.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-03-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By sw

Strawberry preservers over cream cheese is also good.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 04-02-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By sw
mini sandwiches

Take one pack of mini rolls. (Those in the aluminum pan.) Slice in half long ways. (Is that correct wording?):confused: Spread with mayo and mustard. Add ham and cheese. (Makes one huge...
Board: ARCHIVE 04-01-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By sw

Books-A-Million and Barnes and Noble will give educators 20 or 25% off all books purchased for school.

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