The Barefoot Librarian

Kimbra Power

Book Display Ideas

My Instagram Account has many shots of favorite books and displays:

https://www.instagram.com/barefootlibrarian/

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While on instagram, type in #bookdisplay It is always best to type # in singular, rather than plural, eg #bookdisplay has over 3,000 posts, whereas #bookdisplays has only 300.

When you find some great displays you like, check out that person’s account and see if they are worth following. Also, click on your favorite book displays and see what other # they have used.

You’ll probably turn up tags like #booksuggestion #bookstagram #bookchallenge #instabook and one of my favorites #bookishrainbow

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Here is a post I wrote about using instagram to promote new books http://sites.saschina.org/kpower/2014/11/04/using-instagram-to-promote-new-books/

I like bringing outside elements in to enhance displays, and I’ve done that here with some creations made by students, which I then matched with Roger Hargreaves Little Miss and Mr Men books http://sites.saschina.org/kpower/2014/10/16/fantastic-fun-with-bump-nosey-and-tickle/

I’ve also linked to many of the people I’m mentioning here, on this post. Once you discover a few of these “one stop shops” for finding new books, book lists and great displays, you can rest easy that they’ll always have something for you http://sites.saschina.org/kpower/2014/04/30/list-lovers-of-the-world-unite/

My favorite blogs for inspiration and EXCELLENT book lists include:

http://www.pragmaticmom.com/ check out Mia’s Children’s and YA booklists link, and you really can’t go past her http://www.pragmaticmom.com/booklists/ List of Lists: All My Booklists

Melissa from Imagination Soup is a great one to follow on twitter and pinterest too, here is one of my favorite lists from her http://imaginationsoup.net/2014/11/07/nonfiction-books/ I’m sure you’ll also like her book recommendations by age http://imaginationsoup.net/book-recommendations-age/ 

Here’s one last link I recently stumbled upon: http://clrsig.org/nbgs_books.php which contatins some great book suggestions for our diverse makeup of students at the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group site.

 

 

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Great gig with Greenberg

David Greenberg is in his final session now, with 7th grade. He has presented to almost every student in our school this week; an incredible flurry of sessions including poetry, writing workshops, civil rights presentations and assemblies from Prek-12th grade.

Thank you David for your contributions and I hope you have a wonderful week at Puxi campus; we truly loved having you here and I recommend you highly for other schools.

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Fantastic Foxy Photos

We had a terrific time celebrating Roald Dahl last Tuesday on what would have been Roald’s 100th birthday. Thanks again to the classes who dressed up, looked for Golden Tickets and checked out the wonderful stories of this brilliant contributor to literature.

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News from the Library

 

Visiting Author

Our author David Greenberg is here. Please see the attached schedule for the times he may be presenting to your child this week.

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Also attached find the book order form that was sent home last week; it is not too late to order books anytime this coming week. If you want a book, fill out the form, make sure to neatly write who you want the book autographed to, and send in the exact money in an envelope to your child’s classroom teacher, or directly to the ES Library.

David Greenberg Schedule

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If you are interested in the Civil Rights presentation offered to grades 4th-12th please join the High School division in the PAC on Tuesday at 9.25 am. David’s father was the lawyer for Martin Luther King and this presentation is excellent. If you would like to join in on any of his poetry presentations, you are also always welcome, check the schedule for a time that suits you and talk to your child’s classroom teacher.

大卫-格林伯格将与9月19日-23日来访美校。查看具体日程表请转至Schoology或者我的博客。如果家长有兴趣出席他为四至十二年级所做的关于民权的演讲,请于9月20日早9:25移步演艺中心。格林伯格的父亲曾是马丁-路德-金的律师,这场演讲必定精彩绝伦。如果你对他其他的演讲感兴趣,请在查看具体日程表后告知您孩子的班主任您的出席时间。

We need Volunteers

Parents, please contact me via e mail kimbra.power@saschina.org if you think you can spare a few hours before October Break to volunteer in the Library. We always need volunteers and you will have the opportunity to discover many great resources our library offers, not just for your child, but also for you.

Cardboard Challenge

We are participating in the Global Cardboard Challenge on Thursday October 13th and we need your help. This week, please hold on to as many small cardboard items as you can and send them in with your child starting September 26th. We run a friendly competition between the 22 elementary classes to see who can bring in the most small cardboard items; think toilet rolls and tubes, granola and cereal boxes, tissue and cosmetic boxes etc. There will also be the opportunity to send in larger items after the October Break and talk to your homeroom teacher if you think you’d like to volunteer your time on the 13th; it is a LOT of fun. Search cardboard challenge into the search area above to see some of our past events.

纸箱大挑战”将于10月14日登陆,更多详情可在Schoology或者我     的博客上查询。由于我们的仓储空间有限,请帮助我们尽可能地收藏些纸箱。9月26日起我们将以班级为单位回收这些纸箱。最受欢迎的纸箱是类似纸巾盒、牙膏盒、麦片盒这样的小包装,或者是卷筒纸卷芯。回收箱就在图书馆正门靠近小学小学走廊的一边,每天回收的数字最多的班级会获得小奖品。点击我的博客链接输入cardboard challenge搜索更多信息。

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Kimbra Power

The Barefoot Librarian
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News from the Library

Roald Dahl would have been 100 years old this year, we are celebrating his birthday on Tuesday September 13th with a giant birthday cake, activities in the library and lots of Roald Dahl Read-Alouds. We’ll also have the excitement of 15 golden tickets being hidden in our picture books for any students to find, the students will then get to choose a free book from us to keep. What’s your favorite Roald Dahl book? If you’d like more information, check out this great website http://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/roald-dahl-100

 

今年是罗德-道尔诞辰100周年。我们将在他9月13日生日当天以“大声读”和分蛋糕的方式来庆祝。还有一个“寻找黄金券”的重头好戏。15张将分散藏在15本图画书里,找到黄金券的优胜者可以从我们的神秘奖品柜里任选一本作为奖品。你最爱的罗德-道尔的书是哪本?了解更多详情,请点击链接

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-11-47-40-amOur author David Greenberg is visiting September 19th-23rd. Please see the schedule on Schoology or my blog http://sites.saschina.org/kpower

If you are interested in the Civil Rights presentation offered to grades 4th-12th please join the High School division in the PAC on Tuesday at 9.25 am. David’s father was the lawyer for Martin Luther King and this presentation is excellent. If you would like to join in on any of his poetry presentations, you are also always welcome, check the schedule for a time that suits you and talk to your child’s classroom teacher.

大卫-格林伯格将与9月19日-23日来访美校。查看具体日程表请转至Schoology或者我的博客。如果家长有兴趣出席他为四至十二年级所做的关于民权的演讲,请于9月20日早9:25移步演艺中心。格林伯格的父亲曾是马丁-路德-金的律师,这场演讲必定精彩绝伦。如果你对他其他的演讲感兴趣,请在查看具体日程表后告知您孩子的班主任您的出席时间。

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Our Cardboard Challenge is coming up on October 14th, there are more details on my blog and Schoology. Please keep cardboard at your home for as long as possible as we don’t have a lot of space to store it, we will be collecting it in homeroom groups starting Monday September 26th so PLEASE start sending items in then; we are particularly after small boxes such as toothpaste/granola/tissue/cereal and LOVE cylinders like toilet paper rolls etc. There will be a daily prize for the class that brings in the most items and we will have boxes outside the Elementary Library for them to be dropped off. Again, check out my blog http://sites.saschina.org/kpower and type cardboard challenge into the search area at the top of the page.

纸箱大挑战”将于10月14日登陆,更多详情可在Schoology或者我     的博客上查询。由于我们的仓储空间有限,请帮助我们尽可能地收藏些纸箱。9月26日起我们将以班级为单位回收这些纸箱。最受欢迎的纸箱是类似纸巾盒、牙膏盒、麦片盒这样的小包装,或者是卷筒纸卷芯。回收箱就在图书馆正门靠近小学小学走廊的一边,每天回收的数字最多的班级会获得小奖品。点击我的博客链接输入cardboard challenge搜索更多信息。

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Happy 100th Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl would have been 100 years old this year, we are celebrating his birthday on Tuesday September 13th with a giant birthday cake, activities in the library and lots of Roald Dahl Read-Alouds We’ll also have the excitement of 15 golden tickets being hidden in our picture books for any students to find, the students will then get to choose a free book from us to keep.

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What’s your favorite Roald Dahl book?

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If you’d like more information, check out this great website that has a huge amount of fantastic resources for families, teachers and children to celebrate the life of Roald Dahl. The party pack is also included below as a PDF.

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We are third time lucky with David Greenberg

I’ve been here for 11 years and this will be the third time Author Poet extraordinaire David Greenberg will visit us at Pudong campus. I am most excited about this visit as I have come to know David over the years and absolutely love the presentation he does related to Civil Rights. He will be presenting this from 4th-12th grade with a full high school assembly on Tuesday morning in the Performing Arts Centre, and for all of 8th grade on Monday afternoon in the LLH. David’s Civil Rights presentation is aligned with his novel A Tugging String which provides a unique perspective of growing up during the Civil Rights Era as the son of Martin Luther King’s Lawyer.

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Parents are welcome to attend these sessions and we will get you a more detailed schedule as David’s visit gets closer. David will be on Pudong Campus from Monday September 19th-Friday September 23rd before moving to Puxi campus for the following week.

David will be presenting poetry to the Prek-3rd grade during the week and there will be the opportunity to purchase some of David’s books using the order form below that will be sent home with students before David’s visit.

Here are some of the books David will be sharing poetry from, discussing and promoting with the students.

Here is the order form for the books David can sign, and send to us in China after his visit.

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Welcome Back SAS

One more sleep ’til the munchkins return at Shanghai American School…then the picture will be complete

Hooray for working in a fantastic elementary library with the best team ever…

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Hooray to having an abundance of wonderful new fresh exciting books to share

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Hooray for moody Summer CLEAR skies in Shanghai to welcome us home

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Books to Eat 2016

With over 150 Books to Eat entries in 2015, we are gearing up for an exciting month of May with four opportunities to contribute to our festivities. For the first time we are having a day just for  teachers to start off the fun. As you can see below, entries can be as simple or complex, as savory or sweet as you like…they just have to link up to a book.

Dates are:

Teachers-Monday May 9th

Grade Prek,K,1- Monday May 16th

Grade 2,3-TUESDAY May 24th (s0rry it’s not a Monday, I’m in Australia ’til Monday night sorry)

Grade 4,5 – Monday May 30th

Books to Eat Competition Information –See here for more great photos

*Think of a book, and make something edible to go with the book.

*You could bake a cake, and frost/ice it to look like:

-the cover of the book

-a character from the book

-a scene from the book

*You could make a cake shaped like a character/scene in the book

*You don’t have to make cakes, or cupcakes, or even sweet things…some of our entries have been

-ice cubes (for the book Frozen)

-vegetables (for the book Little Pea, for the book Green)

-cereal (for the book The Infinity Ring, for the book Cornflakes)

-popcorn (for the book Popcorn)

-meat (for the book I smell like Ham)

-bread (for the book The Princess and the Pea)

-pasta (for the book The Pasta Factory)

-jello (for the books Alice the Fairy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish)

-turkish delight (for the book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe)

-liquid (for the book Chemical Chaos)

-milk (for the book Fortunately the Milk)

-pancake (for the book If you give a pig a pancake)

*Please make something on the Sunday at your house, or with a friend.

*Bring it in on the Monday/or Tuesday (2nd and 3rd grade) morning

*We will all look at it, photograph it, reward it and eat it on the Monday (or Tuesday) afternoon.

 

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So many books…so little time!

I’ve been encouraging/recommending/telling/pleading/endorsing/raving/pleading/cajoling/begging students since September…READ THE VISITING AUTHOR BOOKS!

It was easy with Todd Parr; we could get through a few each lesson, they could finish them themselves in minutes, even in first grade, and turnover was fast. With Kwame Alexander, also pretty smooth, as apart from Acoustic Rooster, we really only had The Crossover; which was a two bus ride read for many of our students; Booked hadn’t come out, and we didn’t yet have Surf’s Up.

However with Laurie Halse Anderson and Margaret Peterson Haddix visit, the kids had a lot more choice, and a lot more reading to do. We have most of the authors books appropriate for 3-5 grade on; wait for it…

*60 kindles

*60 ipods

*11 ipads

…as well as multiple paperback copies…and they’ve known for months…no excuse! However now that their visit is days away, we’ve had a MAD RUSH on just about everything; kids acting like they didn’t know, they weren’t told…”Authors? What Authors?” It’s true that with such a fast turn around between Todd and Kwame and Margaret and Laurie, kids have difficulty processing the urgency of the situation (that’s why I gave them months of notice” OK-I’ll stop now…Rant Over.

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