Unboxing

Just opened the newest books in my collection. Last fall, I tried my hand at early readers–scoring at ATOS (Accelerated Reader) level 1 or lower. Very tough to write. But here they are: The Five Senses!

Eclipse Resource Roundup

With the eclipse less than two weeks away, I’m compiling all of the resources I have posted about into one place. Do you have a favorite eclipse resource I haven’t discussed? The Exploratorium has a ton of resources, including a “live streaming” of the event and this video explaining why the eclipse is occurring and … More Eclipse Resource Roundup

Solar Eclipse Countdown

Deciding on the best place to watch the eclipse? Use this map. And get any travel reservations SOON! Lodging in total eclipse areas is booking fast. (This is image is from the Exploratorium’s fabulous total eclipse coverage!)

FREE Eclipse Glasses

  Everybody knows you can’t just stare at the sun, with an eclipse being no exception. The Washington Post helpfully explains about a program in which libraries are helping spread safe eye wear for the big event. Take a look, and get your free eclipse glasses today!

Solar Eclipse Countdown!

We’re just about 2 months away from the total solar eclipse that will cover a small stripe of the U.S., including a swath of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Missouri. If you aren’t up on the big news, head over to the Exploratorium website to get excited about it, and use this video for a quick … More Solar Eclipse Countdown!

Squishy Circuits

At the TASL conference last week, I presented on Squishy Circuits (AKA electric playdough) which is an easy way to introduce basic electricity and allows “instant creativity” with the new information. I recommend it to anyone with a Makerspace or who has introductory circuit info in their curriculum.

It’s a Breakout!

Like I’ve written before, the librarians always introduce me to the coolest things. And apparently, the coolest thing this year is Breakout Boxes. They were all over both conventions I went to. It’s sort of like those escape the room challenges–you have a locked box., with a variety of locks. You have a clues to … More It’s a Breakout!