Mrs J in the Library

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By Mrs J in the Library
Inspire your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative! Start a makerspace in your classroom, library, or science lab!This ENORMOUS bundle is over 300 pages of makerspace lessons, centers,
Subjects:
Science, Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Science Centers
$84.50
$76.05
22 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Help your students become makers and creators at home and at school by adding circulating maker / craft kits to your school or classroom library! This zip file includes 11 pages of materials to create 2 marble maze building kits that can be checked
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Help your students become makers and creators at home and at school by adding circulating maker / craft kits to your school or classroom library! This zip file includes 55 pages of materials to create 8 paper circuit maker or craft kits that can be
Subjects:
Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$8.00
12 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
Help your students become makers and creators at home and at school by adding circulating maker / craft kits to your school or classroom library! This zip file includes 15 pages of materials to create 3 GoldieBlox™ kits that can be checked out by
Subjects:
Science, Other (Specialty), Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
11 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (14.20 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
You don't need a large space or a dedicated makerspace to inspire your students to solve problems, think critically, and be creative. Let students make and create at home with this bundle of 4 different types of circulating maker kits!This BIG
Subjects:
Science, Arts, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$31.50
$28.35
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By Mrs J in the Library
Empower your students to learn to sew and make circuits at home with these electric sewing maker kits! This product includes 51 pages of materials to create 3 different Electric Sewing Maker Kits out of binders or mini binders for students to check
Subjects:
Physical Science, Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$8.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (58.62 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Help your students become makers and creators at home and at school by adding circulating maker / craft kits to your school or classroom library! This zip file includes 49 pages of materials to create 8 paper circuit maker or craft kits that can be
Subjects:
Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (48.40 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 12th year as an elementary teacher-librarian, six of which I was the library department co-chair. I also spent 5 years as a technology workshop instructor.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe teacher-librarians and library spaces should inspire and empower students to create, as well as read, research, and think critically. In 2013, I started using library centers for grades 3-5 as I teach on a semi-fixed library schedule. Currently, I use a blend of mini lessons and constructivism with time for students to work in class and have some choices in their learning. When sharing a book with a class or small group, however, I use questioning heavily as I try to guide students to figure out the answer themselves. Critical thinking skills are an absolutely necessary part of my teaching, and my students have to bring their brains (and listening ears) to library class!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

PA School Librarian Association (PSLA) Outstanding Library District Award, 2016; Presenter at the PA School Librarian Association and PA Library Association conferences; Commonwealth Libraries LSTA K-12 laptop grant recipient, 2009-10

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Elementary Education from Messiah College, Grantham, PA; M.L.I.S. in Library Science from University of Pittsburgh, PA; Online Teaching Endorsement from Millersville University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Pennsylvania with my awesome husband and daughter.

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