Category Archives: Reading Promotions

Winter Book Challenge

I have hosted and blogged about a number of book challenges in the past (like the January/February Book Challenge and Spring Book Challenge). It’s been a while since I’ve hosted a book challenge, and I know it’s a great way … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books

Today we hosted the first Battle of the Books at CMS! I’m beyond pleased¬†with the way the event turned out and know this is going to become a favorite tradition at our school. I have to give a HUGE shout … Continue reading

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Follett Challenge 2015

Okay dear readers, I need your help and support! The Central Middle School library has once again entered the Follett Challenge, and we need you to VOTE! Please follow this link to view our video entry and cast a vote … Continue reading

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2015 Bookmark Exchange & Literacy Challenge

I don’t know about yours, but my students LOVE bookmarks. And right now, I’m almost out. I was thinking about how much fun my students would have¬†with a bookmark exchange, so I sent out a tweet: And this is why … Continue reading

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Bookmark Design Contest

Last year, I designed bookmarks for my students at the beginning of the year. This year, I wanted to give my students the chance to design our bookmarks. A bookmark design contest was a great way to get students involved … Continue reading

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Self Check-Out & End of the Year Wrap-Up

I know we say this every year…but GEEZ, this year has FLOWN by! I cannot believe we just have one week left of this school year. As I look back on this year, it has been so great and I … Continue reading

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Book Swap Planning

It’s now that time of year where I start to wonder where the year has gone. Today is the first day of the fourth nine-week grading period, which means this year is 3/4 DONE! This is also the time of … Continue reading

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March Madness at CMS!

I remember thinking last year, “How cool!” when my friend Cathy Jo Nelson shared her March Madness display. When she shared a picture of her bracket for this year, I knew I wanted to steal this idea! You should follow … Continue reading

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Book Speed Dating

One of the most powerful things I can do for my students is work to promote reading for fun and helping students find books that they will enjoy. I feel like middle school is one of those key times in … Continue reading

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Bookmark fun!

For the SIGMS Playground I designed some bookmarks as our handout/giveaway. They came out really great and were a big hit, so I wanted to make some for back to school too. I used OvernightPrints.com for the SIGMS bookmarks, and … Continue reading

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