Curtis Library Media Center Update

April 2013

April Happenings

  • School Library Month- celebrate by dropping in and seeing all that is going on in the Curtis LMC
  • Poetry Month- come check out some poetry books to share with your class.
  • D.E.A.R. Day is April 12th- be sure to drop everything and READ right after announcements.
  • Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 18th.

How Can I Help?

Last Minute Review & Reinforcement

As you prepare students for the STAAR test, please let me know how I can support you in the library. If there is a concept that you would like for me to reinforce during library time, send me an email and I will work it in!

We will be working with Poetry during the next two weeks, but I can easily change to whatever skill or concept you would like for me to do.

Technology Tip


Symbaloo is a tool for digital curating. I honestly had no idea what that meant until I participated in a twitter chat last week. Basically, it is a way to pull together resources. Most of us do this without knowing the fancy term. Pinterest is a digital curating site! So is Livebinders. I have transformed our library home page using a Symbaloo webmix. You can see it here. I would be happy to help you create one for your class or grade level!

More About Smore

Smore is an easy to use flyer creator that can be used for your class newsletter. There are templates that you fill in to personalize for your classroom. Newsletters can be embedded or shared through social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc. After you have created one, you can duplicate and edit to change it weekly. Let me know if you would like help creating one!

Coming Soon

  • May 13 & 14- Weatherford Public Library Summer Program Presentation
  • May 20-24 - Scholastic BOGO Book Fair - No "junk", just books! Buy One, Get One (of equal or lesser value)