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Creating Modern Storytellers – NJASL 2015

In November, I was honored to not only present on the topic of modern storytelling, but to also receive the Jean E. Harris Progressive Library Award.  It was so special to be recognized for the work done at the Clinton Elementary School Library.  One of the library world’s great champions, Dr. Joyce Valenza, featured my acceptance speech on her School Library Journal blog, NeverEnding Search.

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Sylvia Earle… Oceanographer and Dreamer

Last week I starting reading Life in the Ocean:  The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Clair Nivola to my 2nd grade students.  We had many connections to previous books such as Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin and Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story by Thomas Yezerski.  Today though, the students wanted to know more about how Sylvia lived under the ocean for 2 weeks.  They were fascinated by the mechanics of sleeping, eating and exploring with sea life.  In my search for answers, I found this short video that shows a wonderful side of Sylvia Earle.

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Ooh la la… Paris is calling

With the heat of the summer, I have been inspired to dream of getting away.  If you find that world travel is not a reality, take a virtual tour of Paris, France instead.  One place I have visited is the Louvre Museum.  Click here to take you to the virtual museum.

 

Another option is to download Google Earth for free and take a tour of Paris.  If you have Panoramio clicked under the Photos layer on the left toolbar, you can enter panoramic photos and get a sense of being in the location.  Bonjour!

Paris, FranceView from the Eiffel Tower

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