Archive for March, 2012

Eat Your Vegetables

The Vegetable Song (tweet @totallyeustus) from Si Bennett on Vimeo. Here is a fun little ditty to encourage students to eat vegetables.  Pre-service teachers know that music always makes a topic more fun, and many classrooms are equipped to show short videos.  I might add that I also encourage COLLEGE students to eat their vegetables as well.  […]

April Fool Prank for Teachers

Here is a prank for teachers to use with students.  I used to do this every year with my 10th graders and they always fell for it.  To be fair, they always pulled pranks on me so the fun was mutual.  Over the years I had invisible ink squirted on me, chalk imbedded in the […]

CRC at Literacy in the Park

On Saturday the CRC participated in Literacy in the Park put on by The Martha Gesling Weber Reading Center.  Every spring they put on a fabulous literacy event that is attended by hundreds of local kids and their parents.  This year’s special guest was Nick Bruel, author/illustrator of the Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy books.  […]

Once Upon a Time

   If you are a fan of the ABC series Once Upon a Time you probably realize how exciting fairy tales can be.  Curious about the the original Snow White?  How about the other Snow White, the one who is sister to Rose Red?  Many talented authors have used the tales as a jumping off point for their own engaging […]

Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag

We’re happy to announce that we have new, updated curriculum bags.   Our new bags are a delicious shade of chocolate brown with an orange logo and are ready to assist you when the teaching aids become unwieldy. These bags checkout with your other materials and are to be returned to the CRC desk like all […]

Women’s History Resources

    As a kid I loved to read biographies, and my only requirement was that it be about girls.  My public library had the series Childhood of Famous Americans, which in hindsight weren’t really biographies but fictionalized accounts of the childhoods of famous people.  I read every single title in the series, minus the ones about boys.  […]

May the 74th Hunger Games Begin!

Are you excited for The Hunger Games? I know I am! But in anticipation, all of the copies of The Hunger Games are checked out, even on OhioLink. Instead, come and check out our display of other great novels that may ease your anxiousness until March 23. Unwind by Neal Shusterman and Life as We […]

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato

    My favorite story to read on St. Patrick’s Day is always Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato, an Irish Folktale.  The version I like is retold by Tomie DePaola.  Like so many of our leprechaun-related books it is currently checked out, but copies are still available in OhioLink.  Here is a sneak peak at Jamie, […]

Puppets and More Puppets!

It’s no secret that the CRC has puppets, in fact we are famous for them.  To find a list of our puppets, just use the library catalog.  Use “hand puppet” as a SUBJECT and limit location to Curriculum Resource Center.  To find our books on puppets, type in “puppets” as a KEYWORD, limit location to […]

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Katie Murphy! She is the winner of our Dr. Seuss’ birthday trivia contest.  Katie correctly answered five questions about Dr. Seuss books and was randomly selected to win a children’s book for her personal collection.  Good Job, Katie!  Thanks to all who entered the contest.

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