Tuesday's Tidbits

IES Library Newsletter for February 2, 2016

Technology

Classroom Newsletter Makeover


Laura Candler shares some great tips in her blog post, "Why No One Reads Your Classroom Newsletter."


Which of these tips can you implement in your classroom newsletter so that it will get parent's attention?



from Corkboard Connections February 4, 2015

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Literature

Valentine's Day Books

Valentine's Day Disaster by Geronimo Stilton (Chapter Book)

It was Valentine's Day in New Mouse City, and I couldn't wait to celebrate! I had sent valentine cards to all my friends and family members.
But when I opened my mailbox on the morning of February 14th, it was empty! Had everyone forgotten about me? Was I destined to spend Valentine's Day alone in my mousehole, sobbing, with only my pet fish to console me? It was starting to look like a true Valentine's Day disaster!


Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli (Picture Book- great read aloud)

One wintry day, a postman delivers a mysterious package with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch.
"Somebody loves you," the note says.
"Somebody loves me!" Mr. Hatch sings as he dusts his living room. "Somebody loves me!" Mr. Hatch whistles as he does his errands in town. "But who," Mr. Hatch wonders, "could that somebody be?"
After some time, Mr. Hatch discovers just who his secret admirer is and, in doing so, enjoys the biggest surprise of his life!


Valentine's Day: A Day of Friendship and Love by Terri Sievert (Nonfiction)

Provides a brief description of what Valentine's Day is, how it started, and ways people celebrate this cultural holiday.