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Monthly Archive for April, 2012

Today our library participated in a South Carolina Association of School Librarians’ Snapshot Day.  This is an effort to capture the essence of what happens in a library on a single day.  Here are the numbers we crunched, but this does not show everything.  I spent time visiting two classes today to introduce and go […]

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Love this!! My friend Samantha asks our thoughts on reviews in our library reviewing tools, and their never really giving us the “real” story on content that might be questionable. Thanks, Samantha, for allowing me to use this in my blog! Middle School: Drawing the line on PG-13 + content? Okay, we’ve had this discussion […]

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We are excited to share our weeded books that have been transformed into works of book art, or more aptly book sculptures. We hope to showcase them throughout the rest of the school year and hopefully even into the fall. As soon as they were set out we had a steady stream of curious students […]

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As we administer/monitor testing, I have plenty of time to thoroughly read through my rss feeds. It’s funny what things just jump out of my reader to grab my attention!   This one struck me as I have a child who is smart (now a college junior) that still absolutely flips out over assessments of […]

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This has been a reoccurring question lately in the library, and there is no shortage of dystopian novels to read. After reading other library related blogs suggesting titles, and factoring recent ones I had read too, I decided to create a display for our students that could help them select another read as enjoyable as […]

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Not sure what to call this collaborative idea one of my AP teachers and I are cooking up. The AP Lit class read George Orwell’s 1984, and among the novel activities done by the class, one was to create a visual representing a theme or themes from the novel.  I heard some serious bellyaching from […]

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Spring Break 2012 Reading

Ha!!  I bet there are some out there that think I only surf the ‘net during my free time!  Just to dispel that, I thought I’d post my books brought home to read during spring break.  Since my spring break was a stay-cation, I filled a lot of time with actual reading!! So, here are my thoughts […]

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Just yesterday I was bemoaning that there are librarians everywhere who are simply satisfied as a gate-keeper of books, for all intents and purposes a specials class in the specials/planning period rotation, and are dismissive of the expectations AASL has laid out for the critical roles we are trained to fulfill in our schools. Administrators who for whatever reason choose to […]

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