Monday, September 28, 2015

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 39

The Good:
This year, I am working hard on using the "exit ticket" system. A quick question used to see if students understood the lesson. I created a spot in the room, with a square labeled with each kiddo's name, where they can put their note when done. I can see who didn't turn it in and can assess how the lesson went. So far - it's been a breeze to use and I love the quick snapshot I get from the lesson.

The Random:
Post Yom Kippur, we decided to break the fast with JP Licks. Nothing sounded better than a nice scoop of ice cream after 26 hours sans food or drink. We followed it up with a smorgasbord of other nosh, but this hit the spot.

The Fun:
Brookline has launched a series of mini libraries all over the town. The concept is "take a book, leave a book" a fun way to get a book to read without a trip to the library or shop. You borrow the book and bring it back when done. You can even donate a book or two, if you want! The TARDIS shaped one by school is by far my favorite!


   

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19 thoughts on the matter:

jandi said... {Reply}

Those pop-up libraries are SO wonderful! Love that idea!

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

We would probably pick ice cream, too. ;) Have a wonderful week!

Wandering Wren said... {Reply}

How very public spirited, those little free libraries are such a lovely idea!
Have a fun week :)
Wren x

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

I'm with you- if I went 26 hours of fasting- the first thing I would go for would be a bowl of ice cream. Tastes better at a shop too- rather than scooping at home :)

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

My friend has a neighbor with one of these cute little library houses with books for exchange. It's really a great idea, I think.

Sherrie said... {Reply}

Hi Tamar,
Great shots. Love the library, what a great idea.
Have a great day!

Patrick weseman said... {Reply}

Thanks for hosting and have a good week.

jeannettestgermain said... {Reply}

the mini-library are a great invention! Am surprised some do not take advantage (read: stealing) from it.

carolina rico said... {Reply}

That is the funnest libary ever! plus it is sooo cute! love that idea! what flavor ice cream did you have, I bet any flavor would have done it after that fast!!! Hope you enjoyed it!!!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Love the library! How cool is this :)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

I love those little free libraries. I've been seeing them pop up around. So fun! Love that idea in your classroom That ice cream looks good!

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Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

I love your show what you know idea! That's a great way to check for understanding. Those mini libraries are so sweet! Love that idea, too!

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

That mini library concept is fantastic! AND...kinda looks like a Tardis too! haha

Nicki said... {Reply}

Ice cream sounds good even without having been without food or drink for 26 hours. Love the idea behind the free library. I have so many books I need to donate - just haven't gotten to the local library lately.

Linda said... {Reply}

We have one of those little libraries in a park. Nice idea!

packmom said... {Reply}

That ice-cream sounds like the perfect treat after a fast and those sharing book stands are so cool. They look like big big houses-- how fun!

Shoshanah said... {Reply}

I love hearing about Little Free Libraries! I've never actually seen one in real life, although I do know there are several near me that I need to make a point of actually checking out!