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Simplify the research process so that early readers and writers will find success! This project is perfect for the common core shared research st...
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Country reports don't need to be boring! This project provides students with the task of creating scrapbook pages for famous landmarks. You c...
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Whether you are a librarian or a teacher, you most certainly have books that you let your students borrow. This product will help you to teach an...
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This Wild Weather Research Project includes the templates to create an accordion style research report on five different extreme weather storms: ...
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As a classroom teacher, I believed that students should have time every day to read independently. As an elementary librarian, I am CERTAIN that ...
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Is February 2nd is right around the corner? Seems like a great time to do a bit of shared research with your kids ... all about that critter call...
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Simplify the research process so that early readers and writers will find success! This project is perfect for the common core shared research st...
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This mini biography project requires that students research vital information about the children's author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Ten different qu...
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** Save a Bundle ** My First Research Projects are PERFECT for the shared research component of the Common Core Writing Standar...
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Country reports don't need to be boring! This project provides students with the task of creating scrapbook pages for famous English landmarks. T...
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This unique set of graphics is perfect for decorating your classroom or library media center for an outer spaced reading theme. Encourage your ki...
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Are your students stuck in a rut? Do they keep reading the same books over and over again? Well, check out this Book Challange! Students earn ...
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As a classroom teacher, I believed that students should have time every day to read independently. As an elementary librarian, I am CERTAIN that ...
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Students research six famous people who devoted their lives to make a positive social change. After taking notes on the organizer, they will writ...
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Is Turkey Day right around the corner? What a perfect time for a bit of research on this famous bird! Even our youngest students need to be able...
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Each one of these 20 research task cards presents a SINGLE fact about the month of November. Each fact is followed up with three research questio...
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A perfect lesson for introducing or reinforcing the concepts of website reliability and hyperlinks. This mini webquest has students use the websi...
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This isn't your ordinary dinosaur research report! Oh no, it's a battle of epic proportions. Students will research a dinosaur, with a focus on i...
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Each one of these 20 research task cards presents a SINGLE fact about the month of October. Each fact is followed up with three research question...
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** Save a Bundle ** UPDATED 11/9/2014 ~ Need a quick research project that won't take you DAYS on end to complete? Research Shorts are just that ...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught third and fourth grade for twelve years and learned that many nine and ten-year-olds have not only lots of spunk and energy, but a great sense of humor! I was lucky enough to teach two cycles of a third to fourth grade loop. I was a self-contained classroom and taught all subject areas. My passion for both literature and burgeoning technology sent me in pursuit of a degree as a school librarian. I have been working as a school library media specialist for the last five years in a PreK to grade 5 elementary school. I have recently discovered the amazing world of educators sharing their bountiful ideas, lessons, worksheets, and units on websites like Teachers Pay Teachers. As a former teacher, and current library media specialist, I was thrilled with the idea of finding new materials created by other teachers and sharing some of my materials with other librarians. So, if you happen to stumble upon my site, send your librarian here. I hope to have much to share, but I also have much to learn.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a very "unquiet" librarian!! My library is a constant barrage of kids, laughter, questions, answers, gaming, computer use, and of course, BOOKS! I believe that students learn best by doing and answering their own questions. I also firmly believe that today's librarian needs to be aware of the recent shift in education. I refer to the Common Core Standards daily and have tweaked many of my existing lessons to better align with them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Ahh ... if only I had something impressive and nationally recognized to list here! Sadly, I don't. However, I have had a few little ones dub me "The Best Liberrian Ever", been told that I am "pretty cool" and been referred to the as that "awesome book lady." No, not renown honors, but I would take them over a plaque any day.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my high school diploma from a small school in upstate New York, my Education Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Potsdam State University, and my Library Media Specialist Master's Degree from Mansfield University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Not only do I have the best job in school, but I have the best family at home! I am married to a great guy, one who is pretty patient with my love affair with all things techie, and two teenagers. As far as teenagers go, they are keepers. Both are active in sports, academics, and clubs. Life is good!!