Monday, April 15, 2013

Fun Poetry Sites

April is National Poetry Month so what better time to share poetry with your kiddos than now?  Have you ever thought about using the Internet to promote/teach poetry?  There are a ton of poetry sites out there that you can share with your students...for free.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Giggle Poetry is a site full of fun poems for kids. They can even rate the poems on a "Giggle Meter" after reading them.  

Make your own poetry with these virtual poetry tiles and even send in your poems to the site to be published.

And here's one just of Haikus

Karen Barry of KB...Konnected has created this livebinder FULL of poetry links, lessons, and resources.  I highly recommend bookmarking this one.

And I LOVE this Poem in Your Pocket Day freebie from Karen Barry of KB...Konnected.  You can find it here on TpT.

What resources do you use for National Poetry Month?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Teacher Librarians on the Web

Do you ever feel like you're alone in your profession as a public or teacher librarian?  There are many times when I wish I could just meet and talk with others who are in the same boat as I am.  Since that isn't always easy to make happen, the next best thing is meeting viturally through the Internet.  I have come across some great blogs and Pinterest boards of public and teacher librarians and made some connections through these.  And now Cari of the Centered School Library blog has started a directory just for TLs and MSs.  Just head on over to her blog by clicking here to add your blog or website link and grab your TL badge.  You might even find some new friends in your area.

You can also link up your library blog or website here on Sharing the Shelves!

Just click on the Librarians on the Web link and add the link to your library blog or website.

And thanks for Sharing the Shelves!  =)