IG Holiday Highlights & More!

Hello Blogosphere and Edu friends! Here are some of our recent IG Highlights from the Holidays, #makermondaycrafternoon, Winter Smash, #MHTVNews, and our MHMS Memory Book Cover artist winner!

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At the very bottom of the page I have links to why having a professional School or Library or School Library Instagram is important.

Now, most of our kids love, I mean LOVE getting their pics taken for our Instagram. They often come up and ask me to take their pics on a special day, their birthday, or when they have a cool new pair of kicks. But some are a little shy. This young lady is is an example! But I showed these pics to her Mom, and she LOVED them and gave me permission to post! Hee hee hee. Don't worry, my sporty friend here is really super outgoing!
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Had a great time with a Speed Dating with Books activity with my 6th graders!

 Wishing You a Happy Holiday

We had a super fun time running the Winter Smash Photo Booth! A few celebrities joined us!
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Kids also had a fun time dressing up in our PhotoBooth costumes!
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Mr. Maurice looking cool!
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Ms. Gould and I were really proud of our set up with a roaring fire (YouTube Video), a "Mr. Microphone, and lots of cool tunes playing on our retro iPod!
This is a close up of our sweet set up!
Right before the winter break, I also visited my dear Librarian friend, and former student teacher, Ms. Danielle Du Puis at Hammond High School to support and join in with her amazing #Makerspace program she calls: #mondaycrafternoon  

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We created both an upcycled book ornament and a Book Page Treasure Box!
I met a couple of her awesome @hahsmedia kids there, like Zion on the right! He's also part of the @bestbuddieshahs !! group participating in #makermondaycrafternoon #celebratehcpss  PLEASE Swipe Right! To see all the pictures.  
Our #MHTVNews Crew being a little silly during the holidays & we LOVE that!
Every day our kiddos make a difference on MHTV News - sharing their own personalities!
And their smiles -- PLEASE Swipe ----> to see all the pics!
We're so proud of our MHMS 2018-1019 Memory Book Cover Artist Winner, Miss E!
And finally, the BEST part of the holiday or any season is getting notes & cards from kids. THESE are the BEST presents of all!
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These kinds of messages really mean SO much to me! To any teacher! Create a digital Happy folder and post these kind of pictures and notes to them so on a rainy or down day they can make you smile!
This kid was happy I bought a special book for him!
Finally finally, it's so lovely when I get a chance to meet people traveling & speaking about the Edu stuff I love and am passionate about. This kid is one of the coolest and this really just made my holiday, heck - my year! Thank you Madelyn & Mom Laura!

Why is having a professional School or School Library Instagram important? Read here! 

12 Insta Easy Instagram Library & Literacy Promotion Ideas

Say Yes! To a School Instagram! - The Daring Librarian

15 Librarians To Follow On Instagram +5 More!


As always, thank you dear readers for stopping by! 

I took a bit of a digital detox during the holidays and spent imporant time with my family, friends, and a some much loved books!  Ahh it was lovely! 

Remember, it's really important to NEVER apologize for not blogging at the beginning of every post. It looks a little lame and pathetic and really - people don't want to land on a blog and see an excuse a the start of every blog post. Though it's ok to share some personal info if you are taking a blog sabbatical. But I would do it here...at the end of the post.

Just share that you need some time and hope your readers come back. Invite them to join via email so that they can be notified of your next post.  

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  1. Love these ideas! Going to share!

    1. Thanks Eva for your kind comment! In a page of mostly spam, your real and sweet comment stood out like a bright beacon of happy! You don 't start blogging for comments (or you shouldn't because you don't get many!) but when you get them, they're like manna from heaven! Cheers dear & if you're on Twitter or Instagram, let me know and I'll follow you back! ~Gwyneth


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