Sunday, 28 September 2014

Quiet Mode!

Hello all,

I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know what's happening here at Little Green HQ.

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At the beginning of the year, I decided that the time had come for me to undertake a Masters course in Teacher Librarianship, something I have been planning to do for a long time. As the first semester continued, I realised that I would not be able to devote much time to the Little Green blog or shop while I study. I made the difficult decision to close down the sale part of the Little Green shop (freebies are still available) and to put on hold all future plans for this blog. As I near the end of my second semester of study, I know I made the right choice.

So, apologies for being so quiet, a state that is likely to continue until the end of 2015, when my course is complete. I plan to pop in from time to time to update you of my progress, so please feel free to stay subscribed, as you will be first to know the future of Little Green as it unfolds!

In the meantime, you can follow my journey through my Masters degree over on my university blog (which I am completing as part of my studies), if you wish. I am learning so much about the value of the school library and what it means to serve the school as a teacher librarian. And all you teachers and principals out there, please value and advocate for your teacher librarians!

Before I shoot off to get back to study and assignment writing, I just wanted to remind you about a freebie in the Little Green store that is just the ticket for your upcoming Halloween celebrations: Little Green's free Spooky Bookmarks.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Spooky-Bookmarks-for-Halloween-907181
Get yours here!

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Sale Time!

Hi kids, apologies for being so quiet - I am still in study mode until mid-June, so there won't be much happening at Little Green HQ until then... oh, except this little ol' sale I'm having in the Little Green store, that is!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Little-Green

Yep, TpT is having another store-wide sale from May 6-7, with many sellers further discounting their resources. I am discounting everything in my store by 20%, so with the TpT discount, you will get a total of 28% off! All you need to do to add the TpT discount is to use the promo code TPTXO at the checkout. Too easy!

I'm also extending my sale one extra day to May 8th, so you can still get 20% off, even if you accidentally miss the main TpT sale days! 

Pop over to the Little Green store and get your cart ready for the big day! Happy shopping!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Teaching In The 21st Century

Got ten minutes? This video will encourage you to take the steps you need to bring your teaching into the 21st Century! I particularly like what is said about the difference between entertainment and engagement. Thought-provoking stuff!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Making PBL work for you!

Have you heard about Project Based Learning (PBL)? This short video explains what it is, why it works and gives a great example of how it can be used in the classroom. Give it a go!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Googling vs. Librarying!

You may have noticed that recently things have been a little quiet at Little Green HQ. The reason is that I have gone back to university to get my Masters degree in Teacher Librarianship, so all the spare time I used to have to make resources and blog is being taken up with assignments and readings! Yikes!

One of the questions we have been asked to consider in the course is the relevance of the library in a world where googling is a verb. Information  seems to be at our fingertips, so why should we bother with the library? This brilliant little video explains clearly and succinctly the role of the library and librarian in today's world... as well as the role of Google!