Archive for August 2010

Stephen Pastis is following me…

August 26, 2010

A fellow hot library tech found this and shared it with me. 
Stephen Pastis must have been following me.

Welcome Back Bulletin Boards 2010

August 25, 2010

I have one bulletin board that I consistently leave the same all school year.  It has our posters that I call…”These are your school boundaries” on it.
 Since our school has a southwestern theme….I was lucky to find a Cricut cartridge that is called Olde West.  It is perfect for us. 
You don’t have a Cricut machine you say? 
Surely if there is only 6 degrees of separation between you and Kevin Bacon there would be even less between you and someone you know who owns the Cricut Expressions. 
Some scrapbook stores even rent “time” on the machine and they are happy to show you how the machine operates.  Make a new friend and add some cute die cuts to a welcome back bulletin board! 

A big “Howdy” was perfect.  I love the racing horses. 

I love the stage-coach –

I went a bit crazy cutting
out all the western boots – I love the fine details
that the machine cuts in the boots.

Yes, I really do want them to turn off their cell phones!

Welcome back to school!

What did YOU read this summer?

August 25, 2010

I was able to read quite a few books this summer so I thought it would be the perfect welcome back bulletin board for the 2010/2011 school. 
I found the book covers on Google.com –


Using my Shelfari account I was able to find out what books my librarian had also read since June –
Costco has great prices on professional glossy ink jet photo paper – plus  I found an unopened package at a garage sale. 

This time I covered the board with brown paper….why?  Well, we are almost out of black construction paper and we have NO budget!  Also, brown paper offsets how cute the little kitten in the center of the board is.  She’s our newest family member. 

I put the photos around that ugly metal frame – added our rare plastic push-pin lettering and viola! 

Hope you have a wonderful school year and that you are able to share the love of reading with your students!