Wednesday, April 1, 2015

From Rocket Scientist to Reading Ninja

HI-YA! Forever and a day pretty much sums up how long it's been since I've paid any attention to this blog. My last post (from the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year) was about my space theme in the library, which was so fun! This year, I am doing a ninja theme, and it has been awesome! During orientation, I asked students to guess what this word is:
Many of them guessed "read", but it's actually "ninja", and I told them that we were going to be reading ninjas this year.
A good friend helped me KICK up the decor with a few shower curtains and glue guns, transforming the entrance to the library:

There are a lot of great picture books about ninjas, like this one:

The teachers are ninjas, too!

Decorations inside the library include paper lanterns and a fun entrance to our story area, renamed the "Reading Dojo" for the year.

Students enjoyed walking like ninjas on the way hear a story and check out books!

Ninja skills have been encouraged in the library all year long, and the kids continue to love this reading adventure!