Olympic Design Challenge

I issued a challenge to our students:  Build something related to the Winter Olympics.  Materials allowed: Pipe Cleaners KEVA blocks recycled materials Students could enter as individuals or as a team.  Medals would be awarded in both team and individual events. Here are some of the entries: The bottom two pipe cleaner figure skaters ended…

Social Justice #librarydisplay

I was asked to make this display for a gathering of Quaker Librarian’s last week that had the theme of “Librarian’s as agents of social justice.”  It was challenging to make something that I could take somewhere else.  As long as I was creating this,  I thought I could use it in school the following…

Books for Every Body #librarydisplay

This was a fun and simple display.  We just pulled books that had the word “body” in the title, made a sign, and borrowed models of body parts from the Biology room.  It would have been more impressive with a large body model, but it just didn’t work out.  It was fun to make the…

ACCRK HTE DECO (Crack the code) #librarydisplay

We had fun putting this display together about codes and ciphers.  Of course the sign would have to be a code, too.  It is just an easy anagram.  There is also another message hidden in the titles. My colleague came up with the code.  Each sticky note corresponds to letter in the title.  A number…

Classics never go out of style #librarydisplay

When putting together this display of “The Classics,” I was really bothered by how the books I was pulling were all written by European or white American men.  There are a few women- the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, etc.  So I wanted to make this display into a conversation. It is the week before mid-terms…