What’s a President?

As an Early Childhood professional, I see many children. Sometimes they say things that I think I understand, only to learn that I was way off base. Recently a child came to the library and wanted to find a book about the president. I know that many people would walk...

Carl Sagan

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. -Carl Sagan Carl Sagan was an astronomer in the United States who was known for communicating science to people of in all walks of life. He may be best known today for his books and for...

What’s Montessori Library?

This is our first week of school, and I’m a Montessori school librarian, specializing in early childhood. What does Montessori have to do with it? The majority of Montessori students are in the first plane of development, between two and a half years and six. These...

We Work Together

Planning is the name of the game as Washington schools come back to start the new year. Teacher back-to-business week brings a great opportunity to collaborate and to invigorate the teachers a librarian works with. This year I’m switching up the program. How can we...

Winding down

Teaching these Kindergartners and primary students has been a pleasure. I've learned so much from them and we've had fun all around. The yearbook has pictures of dancing, singing, field trips to the public library, and a couple of plays we put on as part of our class....

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