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Update to Modesto Librarian

Well, the Modesto school board has voted to end its elementary library program in favor of computer time. (article) I'm wondering if any of the school board members have visited any elementary library classroom to know what really happens in that time period or to find out that the school librarian is perfectly capable of doing the computer work they think the students need.

Modesto California and School Librarians

Moving from Middle School to Elementary School has brought some challenges as I scrambled for Kindergarten appropriate lessons after teaching older students. One of the places I found with really good ideas was the Modesto K-6 library lessons. They (along with some other sites) gave me lots of good ideas.

So, it was with sadness that I read this article from the Modesto Bee describing the school boards intent (if approved) to do away with time in the library in favor of computer instruction. A lot of the time I spend in the library is spent on computers - we find information, analyze it, share it on computers.  I'm an information specialist and I teach them how to be responsible with information. So I'm not quite sure how this is not as relevant to the 21st century as having the students go to computer. Oh and we do also talk about books - still a great source of information.

Saint Patrick's Day resources

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We are hosting a Flat Stanley

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Or in our case, a Flat Ava. Next week she will spend some time with the students at school. But due to inclement weather, she's been taking it easy at the Griffin's house.Here she is warming her toes by the fire. She only brought one outfit, so I know she's been cold.She watched some ESPN last night with Ron.Today she helped him work on some real estate contracts!

Dr. Seuss Display

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I found this great display for Dr. Seuss on Pinterest.So I decided to make one. Here's mine:

Read Across America

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Dr. Seuss for the Classroom on Pinterest

Several links are videos for books.

Women's History Month

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I've been looking for sites that might be used in an elementary classroom for Women's History Month. Wow! There are tons and tons of great places to visit. I just had to stop looking so I could get something else done today!

Women's History Pinterest