Thursday, May 7, 2009

Great Party!

Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I have to admit to being moved to tears a few times yesterday afternoon at the wrap-up for this year's R2R grant project! What a fabulous celebration of all the work that YOU ALL accomplished! I'm sure the photo will be shared on CMLsi, and probably some stories, too. I just want to remind you all again that you can share great stories here on the blog, too, for posterity (as it were).

Beth M and I were talking yesterday about Sesame Street songs, and when I followed the link she sent me today about having a new way to walk (my new theme song), I also found this, and thought it would be a fun reminder of the great things we can to do keep learning fresh - change up the delivery method!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Did you see on the news that President Obama read Sendak at the National Egg Roll on the White House lawn? The news clip I saw on TV showed him doing a great job!

National Center for Family Literacy

Do you read this blog? It's a great source of "what's going on" in the field of family literacy. This article, in particular, is a good one for our project.

Hope you're all doing well as the end of this year's grant wraps up!


Sunday, March 29, 2009

On hiatus...

This is going to be a busy week for me as I need to wrap up a theology research paper and start my spring quarter of library school. Therefore, I don't have time to even think of anything to blog about until next weekend, when I will most likely write about my reaction to the Twilight series (boy, did the last book suck!). Until then, take care!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

How Toddlers Think

Cheryl Ewers shared this link on twitter last night: How Toddlers Think. It's interesting. Remember to share stuff like this as you come across it so we can all benefit!

Monday, December 22, 2008

R2R websites and wikis

Here are two great R2R websites to explore!

Ohio Ready to Read now has a wiki. See what people are doing with Ready to Read around Ohio and contribute your ideas!

Also -
Hennepin County Public Library in Minnisota has an awesome searchable database based on the 6 pre-literacy skills. If you don't know about this site, check it out!

ELSIE (Early Literacy Storytime Idea Exchange)is up-to-date with the newest titles and can be searched by keyword and by skill. It is the perfect tool to use for searching for a book for your themed storytime that deals with a certain skill.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

R2R Presentation en espanol

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that we had a great presentation at the Ohio Hispanic Coalition with their after school program. They have a program similar to the HHC on weeknights and Katie, Tim, and I went to make a R2R presentation to the parents during their Christmas posada last night. The lady who runs the program is super-excited and wants to arrange a meeting between her and her boss and Katie/Gabriela and our bosses to bring more literacy training to the program's parents. They are interested in ESOL classes, computer classes, ESOL classes for their kids(what a concept!), more bilingual storytimes, book clubs/reading help for school agers, etc. I think they really felt like the library was a resource for English speakers only, but I think we started to break that barrier and let them know that we want to be there for them in whatever way we can. Cross your fingers that we can find some time/money in 2009 to develop this relationship.