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Posts Made By: Mysterywoman
Board: Library / Media Specialist 12-01-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
It's great if used correctly

AR is great if used correctly, as an incentive, not a requirement. You might want to talk to your principal and set the parameters. Make sure:

1. It isn't required
2. It's not part of a...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 11-30-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
You could also use tubs

For popular collections like Fancy Nancy, Splat the Cat, Bill Martin books (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, etc.), Curious George, Dr. Seuss, Disney, etc.

I label all my Dora the Explorer books like...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 11-30-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
In Texas

I was able to get a practice test from my school, the University of North Texas. I had to email someone in the College of Information and they acted like it was a really big deal, top secret, etc....
Board: Library / Media Specialist 11-20-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Hang in there!

Book Fairs are so exciting for the students. It's great to see those cases delivered, and how pumped up the kids are. But, when it's over, it's also great to see the truck come pick up those big...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 10-23-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Reading Logs

A lot of our teachers are also doing reading logs. They are requiring the students to read for a certain number of minutes a day or week.

Others have the students do a project with...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 10-17-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
It depends

some public libraries require an ALA accredited degree. Be careful. Some schools, for example, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, offer a master's in library science, but it's not ALA...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 10-16-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Master's Degree in Library Science

I taught for a few years (second career) but have always loved the library, so I got my MLS from the University of North Texas. Most of it is online. You do have to go to Denton for certain classes....
Board: Library / Media Specialist 10-05-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
I'm surprised

that the teachers aren't doing reading logs or at least requiring them to check out SOME kind of a book.

Our district got rid of AR two years ago. Many people are still mourning its loss, but I...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 09-09-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Congratulations!

Is the library at your school part of the specials rotation?


I'm sure you've already made a list, but I would suggest a quick revamp of your space -- as one pp said, dust the shelves, get rid...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 08-25-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
This drove me nuts the first year I was a...

This drove me nuts the first year I was a librarian. I taught 4th grade and wasn't used to 5 year olds (22 of them!) who had no clue what to do.

Use a puppet. If they get too noisy, hide the...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 08-22-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Margie Palatini

http://www.amazon.com/Margie-Palatini/e/B001H6GRQM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1345632719&sr=8-1

These books are hilarious and 4th grade is old enough to "get" some of the humor. My favorites:
...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 08-20-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
What automation system do you use?

What automation system do you use?
Board: Library / Media Specialist 08-19-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Are you talking about those little sets of six or...

Are you talking about those little sets of six or so books that are used for guided reading? Aren't they already labeled (on the back by the barcode) by reading level?

As far as genres, is she...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 08-09-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
A couple of ideas

Can the older students come during the younger students' checkout time? Then they could just get in line with the younger ones?

You might want to design a little form for the older students to do...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 08-08-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Semantics

I have two elementary K-5 libraries. Each class is scheduled for a 30 minute visit per week. We do stories, lessons, etc., in the first 15 minutes, and then the students check out books.

We have...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 08-08-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Definitely catalog!

My principal let me catalog a bunch of big books. We use them in the library, and when teachers want a quantity of books on a certain subject, if there is a big book on that subject, I include it in...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 07-24-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Gather up kids of teachers

during "back to school" or "inservice." There are usually plenty of teachers' kids hanging around as their parents prepare their classrooms. Have the teachers kids show good behavior for listening to...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 07-20-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
A series of books

The first one is Mr. Wiggles' Book. Then there's Mr. Wiggles Loves to Read.

http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Wiggles-Book-Paula-Craig/dp/1577686160

Here's a link. :)
Board: Library / Media Specialist 07-19-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
At the beginning of the year, after reading Mr....

At the beginning of the year, after reading Mr. Wiggles, I have two backpacks: a "Happy" backpack, and a "Sad" backpack.

The happy backpack has a box of crayons, an eraser, and pencils in a...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 07-18-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
I wish I had asked more questions my first...

I wish I had asked more questions my first year....asking the principal(s) what their expectations were...asking teachers how to support their classroom instruction...keep asking questions.;)
Board: Library / Media Specialist 07-15-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Printed list

When teachers check out a quantity of books for a unit of study, I usually print out the list from the circulation system. That way when they are ready to return the books, they will have a reference...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 07-04-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
LM_NET Archives

I'm an elementary librarian, which is totally different from high school, obviously!! If I were in your position, I would get on LM_NET and go to the archives dealing with secondary librarianship.
...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 06-27-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Sample Interview Questions Online

You've probably already done this, but you can find lots of sample interview questions online. Looking at some of these might be helpful and give you a more "global" perspective.

Keep us posted!!
Board: Library / Media Specialist 06-25-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
Our district has asked the librarians to provide...

Our district has asked the librarians to provide technology professional development for classroom teachers and other professional staff during the day -- during teachers' conference periods. (We are...
Board: Library / Media Specialist 06-04-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Mysterywoman
I'm going to refer you to this thread...it has...

I'm going to refer you to this thread...it has URLs for a wiki and a blog that might help you.

http://www.proteacher.net/discussions/showthread.php?p=2933132#post2933132

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