Summer Reading Success!

We had a great time in the library today with our summer reading celebration. Over 100 1st-5th grade students did their summer reading and qualified for our celebration.  Students enjoyed four centers: Pawsites (dog gone good websites), Canine Collars (making a letter bead necklace), Puppy Chow (making snack mix with chocolate, powdered sugar and chex mix) and Pawcakes (decorating a cupcake).  Students also got to go to the coliseum to watch Rick Martin and his dogs in the Tricky Dog Show.

I was so excited I forgot my camera for that part.  He was great and the students loved the dogs.

Here are some highlights from our celebration.

RSS Feeds

I have been spending time reading on twitter and checking out many blogs and websites of the people I follow.  I am still old school in my browsing and was bookmarking my sites.  Atleast I am using Chrome and syncing so my bookmarks follow me from home to school.  But since some blog sites are still blocked at school I went back to all the sites I found and added them to my Google Reader.  Now I should be able to read post in Google Reader even if the blog site itself is blocked at school.

I’m hoping too that using Google Reader will make my online time more effective.  There is so much to read and take in.  I want to develop my PLN but not feel overwhelmed.  Google Reader should help.