Preder's Pages

March 16-20

Digital Learning Day!

I'd like to congratulate Crystal Duran, Amber Willhite and Kiersten Heisler for participating in Digital Learning Day 2015! They have each won a $10 gift certificate to use at the Buy One Get One Free Book Fair that will be at JRT in May!

Guest Moderator

I'm so excited to announce that I will be the guest moderator for the #nt2t (New Teachers 2 Twitter) chat on Saturday 4/25 at 8am CST. It is a great chat filled with awesome people that help newbies to Twitter! For those of you who signed up for Twitter on Digital Learning Day, this would be a great chat for you to get your feet wet with lots of support! :)

World Read Aloud Day (Week/Month)

Skype Classroom made it really easy to arrange author visits for WARD2015. World Read Aloud Day was officially on March 4, 2015. It is a movement among Authors, Illustrators, Teachers, Librarians, Parents, etc. to bring awareness of the importance of reading aloud to kids. Many authors and illustrators donated their time for FREE during the month of March to do Skype visits. I was able to schedule Skype visits for all of the second grades at JRT during the month of March! I'm still trying to work out some things for other grade levels, but scheduling conflicts have made it a little harder to get things to work out.

Jena Ball is coming to JRT!

I'm so excited to announce that we earned enough at our Spring Book Fair to hire author Jena Ball to come to JRT in May. I'm so excited that she will be able to share the CritterKin stories and messages with all of the students at JRT.

New Books are Blooming at JRT

Stop by the library and check out the selection of NEW BOOKS we have available for checkout!

Ice Cold Spring Conference

Mark your calendar for April 18th. The Ice-Cold Mini Conference will be at Clarendon Hills Middle School. The conference will be a great opportunity to learn, meet new people, and have fun. Best part... it is only $5!!