Simple Speech Bubble Book Talkers

These fun and easy speech bubble book talkers are the perfect way to encourage peer-to-peer book recommendations. Just create in Google Drawings, print, laminate, and hot-glue to a popsicle stick. At first students were too shy to take the marker, but each day I write a few less, and my readers write a few more! […]

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Congratulations new Library Interns!

Congratulations to all of the brand new library interns working their very first shift behind the big desk this week! Check out Thursday’s crew bringing their A game – and keeping their cool, even with a line of little ones. 🙌 To learn more about our library intern program, check out other library intern posts […]

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Welcome to the Middle School Section!

Have you heard about our brand new middle school section? In a library shared by students in grades K-8, its easy for our most mature readers to feel like there’s nothing especially for them. Thanks to an amazing grant from a STAB alum, these special shelves hold 200+ titles carefully selected by and for 7th […]

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The Power of Eye Contact

 “Why do we always have to keep our eyes on the speaker?” A second grade student asked me today. I had a snippy “Because it’s respectful” response all cued up, eye on my watch, counting down the minutes I had left to finish my lesson… but then I stopped. I sat. I said, “That’s a […]

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Library Intern Training

Brand new intern crossing! 🚸 Every morning this week, the Heads of the Library Intern program are training new interns in critical library skills before their work shifts start next week. This morning’s trainings included station rotations for hands-on practice with circulation, cart organization, and shelving. I’m kind of wishing I could clone them!

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#STABSummerReading: July 2018

Have you kept up with all of the fun on social media with #STABSummerReading? While I’ve had a nice, slow, unplugged summer, St. Anne’s-Belfield School readers have been reading the books that they love all over the globe. The posts, emails, messages, and letters (snail mail! I still can’t get over it!) kept rolling in […]

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#STABSummerReading: June 2018

Our community is sharing their summer reading on social media using #stabsummerreading! Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, or on the St. Anne’s-Belfield School Summer Reading page. You can share your #STABSummerReading by posting your book covers, selfies, reviews, recommendations, or just snapshots of you enjoying a good book wherever you might be reading this summer. Post […]

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5th Grade FABLab: Are You Too Young to Start Something?

This post, written by STAB K-8 Computer Science Coordinator Kim Wilkens, originally appeared on techkimstab.tumblr.com.  That was the question we posed to 5th graders this past trimester. Ten of them joined us to prove that, in fact, they are ready to start something. I have been super inspired by the She Started Itfilm and it’s message […]

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5th Grade Says… The ’17-’18 Best Books of the Year, in Exactly 15 Words

Looking for something great to read this summer? Read on to find out the books that 5th grade says were the best of the 2017-2018 school year! Pernille Ripp, teacher and literature specialist extraordinaire, is generous enough to share her amazing ideas on social media. I’m constantly inspired by her blog posts, Instagram, and Twitter […]

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Saintly Spotlight: Timmy

Welcome to the Saintly Spotlight! The brilliant idea of Jack the library intern, The Saintly Spotlight is an opportunity for St. Anne’s-Belfield School’s most passionate readers to share their reading lives with their school community. All students in grades 5-8 are welcome to apply by customizing a Google Slides template with common reading related questions. […]

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