Friday, May 17, 2013

Bucket List Check In

Today I was reminded of my bucket list I did last summer and my goals for this school year.
Here were the goals I set for myself and here's how we did :

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Summer Reading

I really enjoy hosting a series of parent workshops throughout the year. Not only does it give me a chance to meet the parents, but it gives the opportunities to collaborate with other professionals and sneak in my own professional development.

Our most popular workshop by far is the Summer Reading Workshop with our librarian and our music teacher (who is completing her degree in library science). Here is why it's the best:

1) The parents get lots of goodies.

Read about all the free goodies to encourage summer reading at Mrs. Svarda's Blog!

2) There is always coffee.

2) We get to show off our favorite books.

We hang out at Barnes and Noble a lot, so this is fun way to show off our "finds." Here are some of my favorites:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Superhero Day

We have many superheros in our schools, but without a doubt our lunch ladies are some of the most important. My Student Council and BIONIC collaborated with our librarian to create a special "Super Hero Lunch Lady Day."

You can read all about  it on her blog:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Happy Birthday

In honor of my birthday I am throwing a sale. Today you can get your official Flat Stouie packets for free!!!!

Friday, May 3, 2013

My new favorite books

The first book is comprised of only one word and yet with turn of each page I found myself laughing or saying "awww."

Ball [Hardcover]Mary Sullivan 

I love this book for helping students learn about tone of voice and interpretation. So many times I'll hear  "well I said I was sorry" or with girls "I said her shirt looked interesting" but their tone conveys nothing but sarcasm.  While the dog only barks one word, each time it's said it with a new tone, has a new meaning, and says so much. What a great book for a lesson on the power of our words.

The World Belongs to You [Hardcover]

Riccardo Bozzi Olimpia Zagnoli 
The next one I picked up I instantly said "every counselor needs this book."