I’m just now sitting down after a whirlwind series of days in which I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Washington, DC, accept the School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award, tour the Library of Congress, take a moonlit tour of the capitol, deliver a keynote presentation to 300 librarians and leaders […]
Thank you to the Winnetka Current for featurining my work as a school librarian and the fantastic honor that has been bestowed on me as SLJ Librarian of the Year!
Mo Willems has been a favorite of our students since I began working as a librarian. He has the perfect blend of humor and depth. He turned the ‘everybody’ section of our library on its head. We call the ‘everybody’ section of our library that because we want ‘everybody’ to know that these are books […]
Hubbard Woods hosted our second annual Cardboard Challenge yesterday. It was a huge success! Over 40 families participated and built everything from a giant Tie Fighter from Star Wars to some pretty amazing robot costumes. It was a terrific celebration of creativity and cooperation. Our local event was a part of the Global Cardboard Challenge sponsored by […]
As far as I know, Hubbard Woods is the first elementary school in Illinois, possibly the United States, mabye even the world, to have an augmented reality sandbox. What in the world is an augmented reality sandbox? What’s the big deal? What is augmented reality and what in the world is it doing in a […]
Physics was that class in high school that I wrongly believed was only for the super smart kids. I thought that because that was the message that given to those of us who were not in the top 10% academically. These were the days before AP Physics and much of the high stakes testing that […]
Are you ready? The kids have been practicing using the tools this week (they made this awesome cardboard sign that we painted today and are going to post at our big shindig on Saturday). For those of you who are detail oriented, we realized we left out a ‘D’ in Cardboard; we remedied that after […]