Monday, May 1, 2017

Writing Camp Podcast Episode 3!

We are a little behind posting our blogs, but we are up and running still!
We hope to produce 2 -3 more podcasts before the summer break!

Today's episode was recorded right before the Writing STAAR test for our 4th Graders.
We are featuring two students and some of the writing the produced in Writing Camp!
Scroll to the bottom for the link to Episode 3!

Here are the books the hosts were reading, in case you want to check them out!

Persais' Book

Ms. Reynolds' Book

Roger's Book

Click the link to hear the podcast!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Battle of the Books Podcast

This week we are adding episode 2 of our Little Black Library podcast!

Episode 2 is all about Battle of the Books!
We interviewed the winning teams from our school and got the 6th grade teams take on their feelings before the Semi-finals.

Here are links to the books that my co-hosts and I are reading as well as the book blurb books. Scroll to the bottom for the link to the podcast! Enjoy!

Persais' book:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maybe a Fox

The 2017 Bluebonnet Books are now in the library! Over Spring Break I began reading Maybe a Fox, which is one of the new Bluebonnet Books. Let me tell you, I could not put this book down. I read it in a day! I don't usually have that kind of time! But, this was worth the day's read!

Maybe a Fox is about two sisters (human by the way). One is a runner and the other is an avid rock collector. The girls are already broken from the loss of a parent. But, tragedy strikes the family again leaving the family in survival mode. All the while, 3 foxes are born and one has a special connection to humans, especially little Jules. The fox has a connection with the spiritual world and her senses are hopefully used to help Jules find peace and understanding.

I highly recommend this book!  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Podcast Obsessed

I, Ms. Reynolds, confess that I cannot STOP listening to podcasts. I listen ALL the time. I listen mostly in the car, but sometimes I listen when I'm cleaning my house.
I am addicted!
I listen to all types of podcasts. I listen to parenting podcasts, comedy podcasts, librarian/book loving podcasts, mystery podcasts, etc... The greatest part is downloading and listening to a podcast is absolutely FREE!
Two weeks ago I was able to go to an educational technology conference in Austin called TCEA. One session I could attend stood out to me...how to create a podcast! Duh! I had to take it! Fast-forward two weeks and we have created our Little Black Library Podcast! 
I chose two students (4th graders) to be my co-hosts and we will interview other students and teachers about reading, writing, book reviews, favorite books, and so much more!
My co-costs are ecstatic to say the least! Our plan is to plan the podcast one week and record the it the next week. Therefore, publishing our podcast every other week. 
I'll admit, it is a learning process for me. I'm still playing around with it. My prediction is the students will love it, because they love listening to play-aways from our library. Our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders all have 1:1 ipads in the classroom and should be able to access it there. I hope to somehow find ways for the primary grades to listen as well.
My goal is to promote reading and writing! So, with out further ado, I present to you Season 1, Episode 1 of our very first podcast.