my kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students to use
as their library book bags, because they help protect our library
books and maintain our collection.
Lisa Hunt LMS, NBCT
Apple Creek Elementary
Years ago I invested in Judy Freeman’s Books Kids Will Sit Still
For, Vol. 3. It was worth the money. It’s still in print, and I pull
it out each year when school begins to refresh and rejuvenate
my thoughts on children’s literature in practice. It always
reminds me of the great practices that work, and I find something new to try each year. Also, at my school students are
eagerly awaiting the next books out from Rick Riordan, Richard
Evans, and Jeff Kinney. I always make sure I am on the earliest
lists to receive these books from Amazon and my regular library
vendors. Additionally, I make sure I review my blog choices.
Each year I seek new blogs to follow and evaluate how well
previous choices still serve me. My time is precious and I want
a short list of the best. This year I have added Mrs. Reader Pants
to my blog list.
Josie Perry, NBCT
Social studies teacher
Rising Sun High School
North East, Md.
I teach in a rural district in Maryland and many of my students
don’t have the opportunity to travel internationally, so I love to
pick up things from my travels to decorate my classroom. I have
a bag made from banana leaves from the Philippines, Kit-Kats
from Japan, Gaudi-style elephants from Spain, papel picado from
Mexico, soda bottles from Britain and France, etc. The items I
collect are often the source of great conversations with my students and are used to introduce a range of topics from globaliza-tion to development.
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Sweet snacks and a bag made of banana leaves are
among Perry’s globetrotting souvenirs.