Tuesday, October 13, 2009

WELCOME BACK! BE A STAR!

Welcome back everyone to a new school year!

First of all, I'd like to remind everyone that our literacy theme this year is "Be A Star!" Its purpose is to get everyone, staff and students alike, sharing their books! STAR stands for Show, Tell, Advertise, Rave about your favorite books! And we hope you all do! We have challenged our school population to share their books in many ways! One way is to use Shelfari and if you scroll to the bottom of this page you will see what I've been reading and my star rating for each book! Let me know what you think!

Secondly I'd like to remind everyone about the Saskatchewan Willow Awards. Students read books from a given list and vote for their favorite. In spring, once the votes have been counted a winner is chosen from three different age categories. Check out their website for all the details and a summary of each book. Then start reading!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Great Blogs by Educators

This link I found on Vicki Davis's site, Cool Cat teacher blog:

http://www.universityreviewsonline.com/2005/10/100-most-inspiring-and-innovative-blogs-for-educators.html

It's a list of 100 inspiring and innovative blogs for educators.

Closure of LRC for year-end inventory

This year we would like all student material returned June 8th, 2009. Teachers, please try to return your materials as well. If there are items you still need or wish to have over the summer please see Diane.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

E-Books

Here are two places to find e-books to use with your students. Mary C. made me aware of the one from the Saskatoon Public Library. Thank you!
Saskatoon Public Library Click on Specialized Services, then Kids Place, then Adult Stuff and scroll down til you see the e-books. The "Kids Infobits" is there as well.
Another site for kids who are ESL is this one: International Digital Library.
Also if you want to see my Delicious page it is on the right side of the blog under Links.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Switching to Digital Mode

I have decided to resurrect this blog to use as a place to communicate to staff things I have normally talked about at staff meetings.  So I invite anyone interested in doing so to respond to this blog with any questions or concerns.  This blog was originally created for an online class I took looking at how to integrate Web 2.0 tools into teaching.  In the older posts there are examples of ways to promote books using a variety of Web 2.0 tools plus some reflection on some of the topics we covered.  This is the link to the course I took called "Disruptive Innovators".  There is a wealth of information on many topics if you are interested in learning more!