Makerspace & STEAM Activities for Educators

S&S had the opportunity to be a part of the Maker Meetup at Jack Jackter Intermediate School in Colchester, CT. Barbara Johnson, the Library Media Specialist, hosted school librarians and other educators from across the state looking for makerspace ideas … Read More



Media Center Activity – Therapy Dog for Students

Thursday afternoons have gone to the dogs at Boston Middle School in Laporte, Indiana. Well, actually only one dog! Her name is Newdle and she is a licensed therapy dog. Newdle is part Newfoundland and part Standard Poodle. Her owner, … Read More


Library Storytime Activity – Craft Stick Families

Here’s a super fun popsicle stick craft for preschoolers (or any age for that matter) that I recently used for a “Families are Fun!” Storytime at Dripping Springs Community Library. I volunteer every other week to lead the Preschool storytime. … Read More


How to Use Storytelling Yoga in the Classroom

If you have an extra 15 minutes you can accomplish three things in your classroom: Calm yourself and your students Engage them in a story Become more physically fit You can accomplish all of this through Storytelling Yoga. It combines … Read More


Youth Services Library Program for Afterschool

By Natalie Gallegos, National Afterschool Association Next Generation 2017 Award Nominee S&S Worldwide sponsored the National Afterschool Association Next Generation Award for Afterschool for 2017, and we are very proud of all of the nominees and winners! This is a great … Read More


Classroom Management for Library Media Specialists

Today’s Keep It Simple Strategies (KISS) – Classroom Management for Library Media Specialists For discussion purposes, let’s assume you are a Library Media Specialist at the Elementary level. There is so much information about organizing school libraries in ways that will … Read More


KISS – Classroom Management for 4th Grade Teachers

Today’ KISS – Keep It Simple Strategies – Classroom Management for 4th Grade Teachers In my 3rd Grade blog for this series I said, “Let your curriculum be the framework for classroom management”. It was good advice for 3rd Grade, it … Read More