While I haven't started school yet, I know many of you have. Looking for an easy field trip? Go to your public library!! It's free and I bet it's pretty close to your school.
September is the perfect time to schedule a trip since it's Library Card Sign-Up Month. You can bring your little ones, take a tour, listen to a few books, and have them leave with their very own library card! A proud moment and a big accomplishment!
I tell my Firsties that my family...well, we're pretty smart cookies because of these:
Many of my students tell me they use their parents' card but I make such a big deal about owning your own card and explain to them that it's the most powerful card they will ever own.
I heart my kids' signatures above. Both got their cards when they were four with lots of fanfare that included pics. But having two parents as School Media Specialists will do that, I suppose!
When I started to do author visits in schools, I needed a song about library cards. Could I find one? Nope. But no problem! Grab the one my son (who was in third grade at the time) wrote for me and share it with your class. We put it in our poetry binders. If you bring your class to the library, they can sing it for the librarians!