Behind the Shelves: Loving Distance Learning

I’m learning that I love the way online learning allows unique learners to thrive in so many different types of mastery simultaneously. My summer courses started this week, and they are open to the wider community, which means that many of my campers are students that I’ve never met before in person. I’ve found myself […]

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Once Upon a Tech is back!

Once Upon a Tech is back! We loved sharing Morning Meeting with you, and now we are returning to our original idea for Once Upon a Tech: highlighting people that are working and projects that are happening at the intersection of technology and literacy. We hope you’ll join us on our weekly journey!   Learn […]

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Working Towards a Culturally Competent, Antiracist Curriculum

As a white educator, I have focused on buying, featuring, and teaching texts with BIPOC authors and characters with the goals of inclusivity and representation. But that’s not enough. So how do I move through inclusive towards becoming a more culturally competent and actively antiracist educator? This spring, our school required us to digitally document […]

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Summer Reading with the Library Interns

It’s likely to be one of the weirdest summers ever, but time waits for no one! The days are getting longer, the school year is wrapping up, and summer reading is on the way. To help you get your TBR list ready, here are the library interns with their best reading suggestions. Get our your […]

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5th Grade Says: The ’19-’20 Best Book of the Year, in 15 Words

It’s that time of year again – time to reveal our BEST reads of the school year in only 15 words! New to this project? Check out our 15 Words challenge results from 2017-2018, and 2018-2019. This has come to be one of my favorite projects of the year – and one of my most […]

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Your Next Great Read: Recommendations from Fourth Grade

Looking for your next great read? We’ve got a few experts here to help you out! The entire 4th grade got together on Zoom to share the books they’re loving in their independent reading right now. They’ve got great taste, so you’re sure to find something fantastic, no matter what kind of read you’re looking […]

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Once Upon a Tech Morning Meeting on CBS19

This week, Ms-Bit and I had the pleasure of chatting with CBS19 about Morning Meeting, our daily podcast for kids and families. Because Ms-Bit and I are practicing social distancing and following Virginia’s stay-at-home order, we were interviewed via Zoom meeting – the first Zoom news interview either of us have ever done! You can […]

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Engaging Readers with Audiobooks

“How do I keep my reader interested, engaged, and growing without access to new books?” It’s a question that, as a reading specialist and a librarian, Ms. Grant and Ms. FitzHenry have seen from parents countless times in the past few weeks. Since our School closed its campuses in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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The Library Interns’ Best Books of Quarantine (So Far)

Need a new book suggestion? The Library Interns can help! I’ve been struggling to keep up with my reading as I transition to distance learning, but the Library Interns have been absolutely killing it with their library dedication at home! So I asked the experts to bring their Best Book of Quarantine (So Far) to […]

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