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I-PICK Book Tasting

For this activity, 2nd grade students practiced choosing good-fit books using the I-PICK strategy and the 5-finger rule.

September 8, 2015 · 5 Comments

New Signs! (And Why I Stopped Teaching Dewey)

Kids don’t really need to know the why behind all those Dewey numbers. They just need to know how to use them.

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Avid Rachel teaches 2nd grade to write shelf talkers!

Rachel Watkins, mama to two Chase Street Tree Frogs and bookseller extraordinaire at Avid Bookshop, visited all three of our second grade classes to teach them how to write a special kind of book review called a shelf talker–you know, those cute little cards hanging up at the bookstore that tell you the employees’ favorites.

Well, now we’ve got shelf talkers stuck all over our shelves at school, too, so if you visit our library, you’ll have plenty of excellent recommendations from our second graders to help you choose the perfect book!

March 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Welcome to the Book Tasting!

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about going to an ice cream shop (or one of Athens’ many, many frozen yogurt establishments) is the fact … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

library lessons, week 2 – how do we find what we need in the library?

How is a library like a grocery store? When my older kiddos (grades 3-5) came into the library this week, the first thing they saw was this photo: And then … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 2 Comments


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