Did a little dark academia project today. Organizing my office and redid my Sterilite 3 Drawer storage I use for my stationery. I created these drawer labels on Canva. Feel free to edit and use for yours if you like. If you want to create some scratch I would recommend using the dimensions 9.5 inches x 2.4 inches. Bonus in this post is the super rad and dark playlist I jammed out to for inspiration!
Canva Template: www.canva.com/design/DAFUevRVFDY/YKW9sSGvXRVPgcTEJvtASg/view?utm_content=DAFUevRVFDY&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink&mode=preview
I took on a huge task during my work days. I didn't want to leave for summer break until I actually did what I said I was going to do MONTHS ago. You know how that goes. You create a to-do list...keep adding more...and then realize you never really accomplished much on that list. You do everything ELSE except what's on the list. Can you relate? I would think so. That librarian life amiright? Well, thanks to this AMAZING librarian on Twitter I was inspired to update the manga section signage. Jennifer Zimny (@jzimnycricket) first posted this on her Twitter and I fell in LOVE with how eye-catching the manga section looked with bold and colorful signage. Check it out--
Isn't it gorgeous?! Well, luckily -- and just in time too -- there was a storage room on my campus that was filled with 3-inch binders that no one was using so my assistant principal let me have them. I put them to good use and made these manga series separators. I created the spine labels on Canva, printed them on regular paper (I would have preferred cardstock, but I didn't have any), and voila! Check out how it turned out! If you want the template to the signage I created on Canva you can access it here.
I can't wait for the students to see this when they come back from summer break. There are still some details I need to add like updating the call #s, but that can wait until the fall semester. I'll have my library ambassadors help with that!
Are you updating your manga sections? I'd love to see yours! If there's anything you need during the process let me know. Until later manga fanatics!
Hi, everyone! Cue here with a blog post to kick off Spring 2022. April is right around the corner which means--Let's Celebrate School Library Month! I recently participated in a webinar with library rockstars Amanda Jones, KC Boyd, Blake Hopper, Fallon Farokhi, and Martha Bongiorno. It was a great opportunity to share and learn about all the amazing activities you can potentially carry out in your library during the month of April.
To access the recording, check out this link.
During the webinar I mentioned that I do a School Library Month bingo activity with my students and staff. I received numerous emails and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share it here.
I first created the bingo call cards on Canva. You can check out of the card download file here. This is the template I have on Canva if you'd like to edit for your library.
I then upload the images on Bingo Baker and generate the amount of bingo cards I need. Once the design is set, I share a link to the "game" on the library's Google Classroom stream.
When students or staff click on the link, this allows them to generate a unique card. I then call a couple of cards each day on Google Classroom, morning announcements, and via email. The cool thing about using this website is that I can check out bingo cards on the "back end" and verify their win.
For an example of how the cards look like from a bingo player's point of view check out this link.
Now, maybe online bingo isn't what you had in mind. Perhaps you were considering more of a "challenge". I decided I was also going to offer that opportunity and make the prize a little more enticing. What will the prizes be? I'm still not sure. BUT...this is the SLM Bingo Challenge Card I created on Canva. You can find the template here.
"Okay Cue, but how are you going to share it with students? Do you share it by printing them or digitally?".
That's a good question. I don't plan on printing these in color on cardstock because that's a lot of ink and cardstock. I thought about it, but hey if you have the resources go for it! This year, I am going to post this link on Google Classroom which forces each student to make a copy of the card. Once they earn "bingo" they submit on our library's Google Classroom Help Desk. The help desk is really just a fake assignment which purpose is to serve as an area within the LMS to ask me questions privately. If you're interested in how this works--check out the video tutorial I made my students.
Now, you definitely do not have to run your bingo or challenge this way, but feel free to use any of the template links to adjust to your library's needs. I hope this information helps and if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or Instagram @cuethelibrarian.
Wishing everyone an AMAZING School Library Month!