During the final weeks of school, it may be difficult to keep students engaged in the classroom. Many educator websites offer suggestions on end-of-the-year learning. Check out the following sites for useful tips and activities!
On Monday, May 12th Headquarters hosted a Pizza Pie Storytime for children ages 4 to 6. During the program we read Ding Dong! Gorilla! by Michelle Robinson; Tony and the Pizza Champions by Tony Gemignani; and Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington.
Celebrate teachers during National Teacher Week (May 5-9, 2014) . Throughout the week, communities and schools recognize the essential role of educators in the lives of students. To learn how your community can celebrate teachers, visit one of the following sites:
April 17th is Teen Literature Day! Started by the Young Adult Library Services Association in 2007, this event encourages librarians to raise awareness of Young Adult literature and inspire teens to read (American Library Association, 2014). To learn more, visit the following pages:
Celebrate the value of our nation's librarians and libraries during National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014). This year’s theme is Lives Change @ Your Library. Throughout the week, spread the word about the influential role a library has played in your life!
Drop Everything and Read!
On April 12th, people of all ages are encouraged to drop what they’re doing and pick up a book in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday.
April is National Poetry Month. Throughout the month, our nation acknowledges the essential role of poetry in our culture (Academy of American Poets, 2014). To teach students about poetry this April, visit the following sites for reading lists and classroom activities:
This Teen Tech Week (March 9-15), visit your local BCLS branch to checkout all of the great resources and programs we have to offer! Be sure to visit our online events calendar to register for one of our teen programs!
March 3rd commences NEA’S Read Across America Day. This annual celebration correlates with Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2nd.
March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month. During this time, the contributions of women to society and history are honored throughout the world. To learn more about the observation, visit one of the following sites: