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I came up with this winter bulletin board idea around Thanksgiving, and I saved it for January. I love it so much that I might keep it up until spring. Can you tell the kids are having a snowball fight? I didn’t know if it would translate.

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I don’t have my Halloween decorations up yet, but I do have all of my October displays out.

I love my displays so much more now that I’m doing the signs in color. And work has been so great this month, I’m tackling a ton of projects that are so satisfying. My brain is working pretty well during the 2nd trimester, so I’m taking advantage before it turns to mush again in a couple of months. I’ve totally revamped the Battle of the Books program at school, I’ve got the schedule finished for the library moms, I put in another great book order, I finally tackled the filing system my predecessor left behind, and all my lesson plans are written through the first week of November.

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And I was so calm, it was great.

A lot of my bulletin boards and displays still needed to be finished, and since I can no longer easily/safely scramble on top of my bookcases like I normally would, I saved them for this week so the older kids could help. They’re so helpful, I love it. The 3rd and 4th grade classes took my “Spotlight On” bulletin board from this:

To this:

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Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and I’m a little at a loss this year. I’ve spent the past 3 years celebrating in various ways, but at my new school the teachers kind of do their own things. And they’ve been doing those things for years. So I’m of course reading Dr. Seuss books all this week and showing Dr. Seuss movies. But it’s not quite the same as it’s been in the past.

So I thought I’d show my March library displays instead, including Dr. Seuss.

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Which isn’t that exciting yet in and of itself, besides hearing all the stories of everyone who was snowed in till Kingdom Come with nothing but cannibalism and stale bread to get them through the week. But since it is the start of a new month it means new library displays. And I love Display Day!

Patricia Polacco Spotlight. An idea whose time had come. Read more on It’s 2011 in the Library!…

I’ve got a cold.

I was out sick on Monday, and today (Thursday). And the days in between I had no voice, so I couldn’t read to the kids. So we switched some things around, had Game Days this week. And I had some of my 4th graders help me take apart the Fall Library Tree.

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I’ve got a 3-day week at school this week for NJ Teachers Convention. November is always kind of a short month, and yesterday I got all of my displays up. Much more on the ball than last month. I have the new books out, which I finally processed and got ready to circulate.

I kept the Lauren Child “Spotlight On” up because I ordered a ton of Charlie and Lola books that I was just able to put out this month.

Beverly Cleary is my Spotlight On chapter book author for November. Ramona is having a moment again.

I love the new picture books I ordered for this year. I hope the kids do, too. Some are brand new titles, some are books I love that we don’t have.

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It’s been a good, fall week. I’m really thrilled that the weather has finally dropped below 70. Boots and jackets season!

I made these paper bag “apples” with my Multiply Disabled class of kindergartners and 1st graders. We also read Salina Yoon’s Apples, Apples and Leaves, Leaves this week, which the kids liked. I’m having fun with my fall theme in this class, earlier in the season I taught them the “Fall Song” and made leaf cut-out drawings with them like I did with my pre-k kids last year.

I started putting out Halloween decorations at home. Mr. Ghost Potato Head has been in the Halloween rotation since we bought the house, but Pumpkin Pig and the spooky garland are new (from Target). Those hooks I accidentally permanently hung on the mantel for Christmas stockings our 1st year in the house are so handy year-round. Really! I also bought Ghost Pig, who is actually my favorite.

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I went to work today. I’m still feeling pretty terrible, but I just refused to be out a whole week. Adam worked from home so he could drive me to and from school (Best Husband Ever). And I managed, even though I’m back in bed now.

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