Showing posts with label bookmark. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bookmark. Show all posts

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lincoln Bookmarks & Black History Month mini-posters Redeux

So ... went looking for some bookmarks Friday and couldn't find them anywhere. Or, all I could find was a TERRIBLE preview pic of them on the blog (how embarrassing!) and then no FILE with the pic (worse!). So I made them over again here for your downloading pleasure. If you like them/can use them or anything.

Abraham Lincoln book quote (Google Drive ... use the Google File-->Download menu to download a copy)

(And of course TODAY when I look a decent copy was easy to find on the blog (but why the Google drive search didn't work I still don't understand but anyway). So if you want Scrappin' Doodles instead of Melonheadz go here.)


Black History Month Quote Mini-Posters (freebie download on TPT)


Now I'm paranoid and need to go back and check if other little mini-signs or bookmark links or preview pics are messed up. Won't get done today but it will get done. If you ever notice one let me know, would you? Maybe that will be my Throwback Thursday goal for a while. Pick one thing to double check/freshen up.

I have a list of books for Black History Month here. It's FAR from comprehensive and more than a little Kadir Nelson heavy. Any suggestions to add? The post is getting some attention on Pinterest at the moment so I'd like to make the best possible. Keep people around and all.

Anyone want to nominate themselves for Sunshine Blogger?



Thursday, August 22, 2013

Unicorn Thinks bookmarks

Double post today ... oops. Just finished these and thought they were kind of fun.

Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great is the first book I think I'm going to offer classes ... anytime the first week if they want me to come to them. I probably won't actually do it in the library because that first week when classes do all the practicing of hallway behaviors? They (staff, actually, in this case) do A LOT of talking in the hallway and as I've mentioned before ... we are the hallway. Really trying to not complain, just do the best with what we've got. I'll visit classes! This is a funny book that I think could make for a fun "be open to new friends" discussion!

Plus right now the only computer in the library that works is my laptop. Still no power to the circ desk and still none of the new "thin client" library computers work. People keep saying "They're so pretty" and I have to say "Yes, but they don't work yet.":P

Click on the first pic to download the pdf.




And on a side note if anyone can help me figure out why sometimes pdfs will NOT show the text in Adobe but DO still print the text I would be forever grateful and would send you anything I've ever made for sure. All of my Googling comes up with the opposite problem ... text shows up in the pdf but doesn't print. Things I've made? Text doesn't show up in the pdf but DOES print. #sostrange

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Throwback Thursday ROAR in the Library

So I was recently reminded of a post I made last year where I shamelessly begged for comments in order to "get" the freebie. Sort of uncool of me. Although as all bloggers now ... we <3 comments. But as I also realize ... it's hard to come up with something to say sometimes! Even when it's not a "controversial" post and really all you'd say is "I like this!" Seems strange so none of us, myself included, do it all that often.



Today with kinder and first. Short and sweet. ;)



Anyway. HERE are the little bookmarks! ROAR in the Library. Read Our books And Return on time.
Yes, Library Lion is a bit on the longer side so you have to keep things moving. Dinosaur vs. the Library is the opposite and pretty short so you need something ELSE to do with it. ;)


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Monday, April 15, 2013

Bookmarks

So with the way I like to play with clip art you'd think I never used any other kind of bookmark.


Nope! Do you have a Silhouette cutting system? Or some ingenuity to come up with it on your own? These are by the artist Sarah Bailey. I hope she makes more! I haven't gotten the panda one yet but I might break down. Now debating which one to make first. And which ones to adapt for use with the kids. We made bunnies last week with a couple classes. #andofcourseIdidnotrememberpics #useupjunkmailenvelopes
Click on the pic to go to the Silhouette website (you have to have a Silhouette for these to work).





No What Are You Reading post this week. Hopefully next week. And a catch up on the #shelfchallenge.

And prayers for Boston.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

President's Day Signs & Bookmarks Repeat





These are some signs and bookmarks from last year but thought I'd share again. Hooray for Scrappin' Doodles. Wish I could draw. 

Should I put a border around them? I couldn't decide. But they are all b&w ... save the printer ink. Let the kiddos color them! ;)

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

What Are You Reading Monday

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now… who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts.
GREAT IDEA! Check out all of the What Are You Reading? participants for title ideas.


Benny and Penny in The Big No-No!Benny and Penny in The Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars






Benny and Penny in the Toy BreakerBenny and Penny in the Toy Breaker by Geoffrey Hayes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The little animals are cute.
Will have to see what the kids think of this. Do they recognize the friend that always breaks things?


The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred : Spanish/ EnglishThe Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred : Spanish/ English by Samantha R. Vamos
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
OK. The former Spanish teacher in me is excited by this one. Good reason to practice.  I also love the colorful art. Wish I could actually make arroz con leche as we read this. #somanyrules

Edwin Speaks UpEdwin Speaks Up by April Stevens
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Hmmm. I am not sure what to say about this book.
The idea is funny. Poor little misunderstood baby who if people who just LISTEN to him? He knows what's going on!
But ... all the bickering between the other siblings was more than a little annoying. I don't love this one.

Wiener WolfWiener Wolf by Jeff Crosby
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I love the picture with the silhouettes of a howling Wiener Wolf and the real wolf against the moon. And Wiener Wolf/Dog's eyes at the end of the chase (I prefer not to think of WHY they are so big ... just that it is funny he saw something that freaked him out).

On a totally unrelated note I think it is ironic the book description uses the word "ennui." Now, I can make a fairly educated guess from context what that word means ... but am I SURE? Would I EVER use that word on my own? Nope.

Wiener WolfWiener Wolf by Jeff Crosby
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I love the picture with the silhouettes of a howling Wiener Wolf and the real wolf against the moon. And Wiener Wolf/Dog's eyes at the end of the chase (I prefer not to think of WHY they are so big ... just that it is funny he saw something that freaked him out).

On a totally unrelated note I think it is ironic the book description uses the word "ennui." Now, I can make a fairly educated guess from context what that word means ... but am I SURE? Would I EVER use that word on my own? Nope.

No Dogs Allowed!No Dogs Allowed! by Linda Ashman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I do love this story. Shows what having an accepting and welcoming attitude can do.
I, however, am not a natural storyteller--I need the words on the page to help! So I'm not exactly sure how to share this one with the kids in a group setting. Will definitely recommend for checkouts, though.

Same, Same But DifferentSame, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love the illustrations and the juxtaposition of two different (but the same!) worlds.

I remember having a penpal from Swaziland when I was a kid. We continued to write for a couple years then drifted from doing so.

I know there are epals and Skype chats (when time zones can match up) with classes from other countries. I just don't see anyone doing them in my circles. Dunno if it's because I just don't hear about it (I'm the school librarian ... so to do anything with kids I need to get the teacher on board) or because they are so busy with testing and interventions and differentiation and accountability it keeps getting pushed down on the list of "to dos."

StarsStars by Mary Lyn Ray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Some good advice in here about keeping a star in your pocket as well as sharing. And all the different places you can find a star.
LOVE the illustrations. Oddly enough not as big a fan of the font choice but that is not a huge thing.


Still need to finish Feedback. And get to In a Glass Grimmly. Allergy headaches pretty much knocked me out after school every day. That or meetings. #abitonthewimpysidearentI?

Oh! And here are some bookmarks if you like them. Had trouble coming up with different "sayings." If you have an idea let me know and I'll update the file!





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Monday, September 24, 2012

October Bookmarks

So KPM Doodles had this ADORABLE new clip art on her site today. And I had to get it. Had to. You should go get it, too!

I made some bookmarks. Get them here.





Oops. My screen shot previews include spell check thinking I'm nuts. OH WELL!!! *insert slightly embarrassed face but not so embarrassed to do it all over again*
Sleepy time now. Woke up way too early this morning for an airport trip and it was bookfair today!

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PS For the first time we are going to try decorating pumpkins as book characters. Suggestions? I feel some pressure that mine has to set a particular standard. ;]

Monday, August 20, 2012

What Are You Reading Monday

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now… who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts.
GREAT IDEA! Check out all of the What Are You Reading? participants for title ideas.


THIS WEEK
Boy and BotBoy and Bot by Ame Dyckman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Quirky fun. LOVE the illustrations. Love the friendship.
Would have to work on my robot voice to read it out loud. "Affirmative."
Can see this as a Pixar short.


Dragons Love TacosDragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A definite one we'll need for the school collection, though I don't necessarily see myself using it in a "storytime" or lesson.
Maybe, though. Come close to Fiesta and cinco de mayo I might change my mind. It's just silly fun.

Finished all of the currently released Lunch Ladies! Posted quick reviews of them here.
Another Babymouse (Burns Rubber)

GemGem by Holly Hobbie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

EEEEEW! Toads eat their own skin? That is gross. (Fact courtesy of the last page.) But this is a LOVELY book. The illustrations are so lifelike. The toad's eyes show what he is thinking. ;]

The opening and closing letters are the only words in the book (besides those closing facts). They are all that was needed. I'm so glad other people can make picture books like this. I can't!


Petal's Problems (Sisters Eight, #6)Petal's Problems by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I can't help it. Even though sometimes Petal's little idiosyncrasies are REALLY annoying and a few of the sisters are constantly snipping at each other ... I still like these books! Surprising little lines along the way make me laugh.



Rebecca's Rashness (Sisters Eight, #7)Rebecca's Rashness by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
My rating: 3 of 5 stars








On Deck ...
Babymouse for President (it's the most current one so then I'll have read all of them ... recap later this week!)
Squish #3 (name escapes me at the moment but I know I have it ;])
Hollow City (it's weird so far ... the main character is mentally ill so it's taking me a while to get through it)
Blood Lines (love me a good James Rollins thriller when I'm tired from returning to the world of the working joe ... it's more fun when the kids are there, this week is just boring meetings)




And if you like ...
I know the rebel pilot should not have a light saber. Or am I the only nerd who knows that? But that's how the clip art came. If someone has a better way to tweak his saying that would be awesome. I just went with a direct quote. ;]
And they are not all the same width when you start printing and cutting. The light sabers made some of them wider than others.




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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Reading is Dino-mite! bookmarks

So I won't be doing this too much because I don't want to drive people nuts with bookmarks and displays. There are other things to talk about! But I'm kind of having fun with it at the moment. Sooo ... here's one dino-bookmark freebie. If you're interested in more ... or the coordinating color library display signs ... head on over to the TPT store.



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PS Just for fun? I'll send the pdf file of color library display posters along with the coordinating bookmarks (if I have them) to the first two people to comment below with their favorite combo from my little TPT store. Make sure I can find your email (either in your blogger profile or on your blog)!


PS#2 It will tell you in the TPT files but just so you know from here as well ... the clip art comes from KPM Doodles! Check out her button in the sidebar.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Melonheadz Superhero Bookmarks

Haven't done any of these for a while ... thought I'd try it again. Most of the "quotes" had to come from the movies since, truthfully, I haven't read many of the comic books. Still can't figure out how to properly link a photo. So click HERE if you'd like to download. I got the clip art from the fabulous Melonheadz. You should totally go check out her work and then buy some. It is SUPER cute.



If you like this bookmarks and maybe would also enjoy some others (as well as some printable mini-posters for display) check out my brand new TPT shop here. I jumped on the bandwagon if only to support my afore-mentioned purchasing habit. It's pretty small right now ... a freebie how-to on book trailers and then the two bookmark and sign options. I hope it will grow!

Only TODAY and TOMORROW left in summer vacation. #bittersweet


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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Super Hero Bookmarks

I first came across these on Pinterest and tracked the idea back to CraftsbyAmanda.

Are they not awesome? I am thinking making these should be some sort of reward for reading ... maybe for completing X number of books or genres or pages or minutes or whatever after the first month of school? Our schoolwide "theme" this year is Superheroes.






Mine do not look as good as hers. First try, though. Freehand. With a ratty one inch foam brush. I am going to look for some nice permanent markers. I think that would be easier to get the detail in and still get the bright color that makes them look cool. In person, anyway. This is a rubbish shot but I am too impatient to try again!

And now to think up how I might do some of the other superheroes ... or heroines!



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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cinco de mayo bookmarks

Whew! It's almost May. Just love testing weeks. Not. But I won't get on that soapbox.

Made some quick cinco de mayo bookmarks. I make them pretty simple on purpose so that you can copy and cut them easily ... and the kiddos can color them. I need to work on being more green with my bookmarks ... using the backs of other things (or I saw some cool ones made out of cut up cereal boxes on Pinterest a while back) ... but for now I just have so much fun with the clip art. Of course the clip art is from Scrappin Doodles. I actually do like a couple other places but always end up using hers in stuff I post here.


And, yet again, for the life of me I cannot get pics to link (or the "docs" themselves to embed) like it seems EVERYONE ELSE can. WHAT am I missing? Anyway. Here's the link if you like them and want to use them.

And that is all for now. Spent five hours yesterday listening to a presentation on cool new children's books. I will post about that soon. But on the way home from that presentation I noticed that my throat didn't feel very good. And proceeded to get worse through the rest of the afternoon and night. I swear. I catch almost every bug that goes around.


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