Here at DIBS for Kids we love finding new and exciting ways to deliver books to students. One of the things we support teachers to do is create classroom culture around reading with the hope that the love of reading will transfer to the home. Enter: Dewey's Book Club. What is Dewey's Book Club? 30... Continue Reading →
Allowing children to make their own decisions fosters a passion that just isn't attainable through mandated reading. At DIBS for Kids, we value the power of choice and we strive to provide "home-run books" for all our students. Home-run books are the books that kids want to read over and over again. This idea of high-interest books stems from one DIBS student.
Woo! It's DIBS' favorite month! No, not October. National Book Month! Enjoy this countdown of our most popular books! One for every day this month. #31: The Family Level: A Times checked out: 77 Number of copies DIBS has: 2 #30: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Level: K Times checked out: 77... Continue Reading →
“When we share our stories, what it does is, it opens up our hearts for other people to share their stories. And it gives us the sense that we are not alone on this journey.” -Janine Shepherd This week is Banned Books Week, and as a nonprofit that puts books in the hands of some... Continue Reading →
The first time I met Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield, she began our conversation with, "I see so many awful writers in college." Not the most eloquent way to begin a conversation, but I figured there was a point to her claim. I just watched her. Hoping she would continue with her thought. She did. "Do you know why?"
School is back in session and I can hear my childrens’ teachers asking them what they read over the summer. Here's where my cheeks flush a little with embarrassment, because I know they read a little bit before falling asleep or on a few car trips but it certainly wasn’t as much as they should... Continue Reading →
Many DIBS supporters might not know how much this program was originally inspired by teachers. Really just one teacher, actually. This post is a small tribute to that very teacher who retires later this month after a twenty-year career as a kindergarten teacher in one of Omaha’s highest-poverty schools. That teacher is probably best known... Continue Reading →
April 30th may seem an ordinary day, one that comes five days after what is described as “the perfect date” by contestant Cheryl Frasier in Miss Congeniality, but it’s the culmination of a promise that lasts all year. Commonly known as Día, El Día de los niños/el día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is... Continue Reading →
Jamie Vollmer spent the better half of two decades lending a hand to educators in the hope of alleviating some of the duties expected of today’s school teachers. "Vollmer's List" highlights these strenuous, yet important duties that have been added onto educator's plates since the 1900s. As the years pass, the list grows, but nothing has... Continue Reading →