Since I'm new to the blogging life I decided I'd take the Slice of Life challenge put on by Two Writing Teachers. My friend and fellow librarian The Sassy Bibliophile is doing it. I remember reading her posts last year. I read one today and I thought this word be a great way for me to work on my writing skills, polish them up a bit... or a lot (I think it's more like a lot!).
This morning I was surprised to find out that we were doing benchmark testing at school. So my plans to show the Book Fair's Author video were... changed. I've been showing it to the classes who come in the afternoon but my morning classes are missing it.
So this morning with my block of time I finished filling in my Book Fair posters and posted them around the school. I also sent out two emails to teachers. One explaining all the papers I put in teachers' boxes and a second letting teachers know that if they donate $20 to the Book Fair they can wear jeans the whole month of April. The donated money will be use to purchase books for students who can't afford to buy books. I already had one teacher bring me a her check. I think she's excited about the jeans!
I also worked on a Thinglink about Easter (for the Educator Learning Series, #EduLS). The week before Easter I'm going to read poems about Easter to 3rd-5th grade. Then I'll show the students my Thinglink. It's the first one I've ever done. I'd like to try using it during a professional development instead of Power Point or Prezi. Not that there's anything wrong with either of those tools, Thinglink is just something different to try.