I'm having a busy week, Seuss-ing it up at the book fair!
Here's how our photo booth turned out. The parents are having fun snapping kid photos on their phones. (I wish my laminated Cat in the Hat wasn't so shiny. I wish I didn't compulsively laminate every single decoration I have!)
Anyway, I'm getting ready for a parent night tomorrow night where I'll have little or no help. One of the challenges I have is that parents will ask me to help them find a good book for a third grader, or first grader, or whatever they have. And it's hard to provide them with helpful guidance when the line at the cash register is a mile long.
So, I've created some helpers. (Sadly, I am not clever enough to create book fair robots. If any of you are able to do that, please let me know. After all, we've got vacuum cleaner robots already. Why not book fair robots?)
I've created shelf talkers to put on the shelf and tell everyone the reading level of the book.
I will print these on card stock, fill in the reading levels for some good, popular book fair selections, and add them to our book fair shelves. Then the shelf talkers can help the parents choose books, while I'm busy swiping credit cards.
I may use these after the book fair to label book series in our library. I think teachers and students would appreciate this!
These are super simple, and a free download for you from my TPT store!
I figured out something else, too...I kept my laptop open to the Scholastic Book Wizard to look up reading levels for books that didn't have a shelf talker. That was handy!