Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March Madness in the FSUS Library

I have wanted to do a March Madness Book Tournament for 5 years!

With the help of some of the sophomores, we created the list of 16 books for the tournament. These are books that are all-around popular, or that they enjoyed reading in their middle school and high school English classes.  The students did the seeding on the bracket, and then I painted the bracket on the windows of my office.

Middle school and high school students will vote for their favorite books on the bracket. Voting in Round 1 started today and continues through tomorrow. Round 2 will take place Thursday & Friday, Round 3 will be next Monday & Tuesday, and the final round will be next Wednesday & Thursday.  We'll announce the winning book on Friday, April 6 on the school's morning news show (and here, of course!)  I can't wait to see which book wins!
Photo of March Madness Round 1 Ballot

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Problem: I promised to teach a kindergarten class today, but I got sick last week and have lost my voice!
Solution: Justin Bieber!  (Bet you weren't expecting that!)  Thank goodness for my amazing library assistant, who knew of this video of Justin reading The Cat in the Hat.  For 8 minutes, 18 kindergarteners were mesmerized.

The kids loved it so much, we decided to watch this next video as well. (Apologies to all FSU fans. If it makes you feel any better, the kids didn't really know who he was....)

After that, we checked out books, went on a Cool Bear Hunt, and did a little Tooty Ta dance and laughed ourselves silly.