Sunday, April 17, 2016

Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week is May 2-6 this year, but unfortunately, that's when our state testing starts for our 3-5 grades.  So, we're going to celebrate a week early!  I thought I'd share some of the activities I have planned for the week of April 25.

First, you gotta have dress up days, right?  We've been talking genres in our library this Spring with 2-5, so I thought it would be fun to keep up with that theme!
Also, each day on the announcements, we went along with the same theme and, although some are a little lengthy, I think they're good, if I do say so myself! :)

Also, you gotta have a photo booth, right?  It was so popular during Read Across America Week, I brought it back!  I have a few quotes students can hold up, as well as favorite books from the library and/or stuffed animals based on books!  They'll do this after our lesson during our activity/Makerspace/check out time.

Also, of course, the official ALA poster as well as the bookmarks, both past and present, available.

Then, on Friday, help!  Some of the shadows (ala Peter Pan) got loose from the book characters, and students need to find them!  A fun little scavenger hunt throughout the school.

Also, each day outside the library, I'm having different activities available that students can take as they go by hanging from a hook in a dry erase pocket (I love those things!).

I wanted to not only share the ideas, but also the resources I have gathered and because I don't want to infringe on any copyright issues, just click {here} to take you to my Google Drive folder with all the activities and downloads (not available in any stores!  Hah!).  Have a great week!