January Library Lesson Squirrel's New Year's Resolution & Mid-Year Library Rules

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Want a fun, K-2, library lesson to get kids thinking about New Year's resolutions regarding book care and library rules? First, read Squirrel's New Year's Resolution by Pat Miller. (The book is not included -- but is easily found on YouTube -- AND it's a great addition to your collection!) Then, lead a purposeful class discussion, guided by the slides of this cute PowerPoint. The slides show a pair of slightly confused squirrels who have just proudly made up 16 library resolutions that cover issues like:

Returning books on time
⭐ Using bookmarks
⭐ Keeping books clean and dry
⭐ Choosing "just right" books, and so on.

But some of those rules...oh my stars! During the discussion, your students will "help" the squirrels decide if (thumbs UP) their resolutions are great ideas - or if (thumbs DOWN) they miiiggghhht need a little tweaking! Some rules will definitely need some revision with the help of your savvy library patrons!

(NOTE: Seriously...some of the squirrel's rules are the EXACT OPPOSITE of what we really want our students to do... silly squirrels! Luckily, your smart students are around to set these kooky squirrels straight!) :)

NEW - I added a simple exit ticket that can serve as a bit of seat work for your students as they wait to exchange books or have already finished up. (Plus, it will give you just a minute to get your bearings!) This resource provides a light-hearted, but very important reminder lesson for right after winter break!


❄️ 1 PowerPoint

❄️ and 1 PDF (In this format, the lesson slides scroll rather than flipping.)
❄️ The script, which is typed directly onto the slides.

❄️ 1 Exit Ticket

NOTE: While this resource is not editable, please feel free to email me if you see a mistake... or if you think of a good rule that you'd like me to add! :)


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My media students love this book and adding this resource made the lesson even more enjoyable!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Perfect timing for back-from-break library lessons!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great for my younger students to connect a story with reviewing library expectations!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was a great resource... thank you! Perfect for the first week after winter break!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent! Exactly what I needed for the first week back in January!


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