Mrs J in the Library

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By Mrs J in the Library
Ready to try something different and brave in your library? Want your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative? Starting a STEM or inquiry initiative at your school, and wondering how
Subjects:
Science, Library Skills, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Science Centers, Google Apps
$16.00
$14.40
41 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
Want your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative? Start a makerspace! A makerspace (also called a maker space, hackerspace or fab lab) is where students can create, think, problem-solve
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Science Centers
$5.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Track and manage student learning at library centers with these print-and-fold tracking booklets and learning badges for students to earn as they practice and/or master an information literacy skill! During each library class, students earn a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.3.7, W.3.8, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.7, W.5.8
$8.00
27 ratings
4.0
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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,
Subjects:
Science, Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Science Centers
$83.50
$75.15
20 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
Ready to try something different in your library, computer lab, or classroom? Want to encourage your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun and being creative? Start a makerspace!!This zip file includes
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.4.4, RI.5.4
$4.00
27 ratings
3.8
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By Mrs J in the Library
At these 2 library centers or writing centers, students will write reviews of a book they have read, or an app they have used, and support their opinion with reasons. Students could also publish their book reviews through an online library catalog
Subjects:
Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.1b, W.5.6
$5.50
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (13.88 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Ready to try something different in your library, computer lab, or classroom? Want to encourage your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun? Create a makerspace!!This zip file includes the printables and
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
CCSS:
SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1
$4.00
13 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (12.99 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
This is not a normal nursery rhyme project! These 7 printable nursery rhymes include both the nursery rhyme pages and electronic circuit pages with instructions for teachers and students to make each page interactive using copper tape, LED lights,
Subjects:
Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$6.00
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (18.20 MB)
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!This GIANT bundle is over 200 pages of makerspace lessons, centers, projects, task cards, materials lists, and
Subjects:
Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Science Centers
$52.00
$46.80
11 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
This center is designed for school library use, but can be used just as easily in a science classroom, computer lab, or family consumer science class. Encourage your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun
Subjects:
Science, Family Consumer Sciences, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RST.6-8.3, RST.6-8.4
$5.00
9 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (20.51 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
This product is for managing a makerspace in your library, computer lab, or science room. You can use these signs, journals, and notebooks to encourage students to track and write about their project as they work through the making process of Plan,
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.3.10, W.4.10, W.5.10, W.6.10
$11.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
At this library center, students will observe birds at a window birdfeeder (if you have a window), or on a web camera live feed such as the Cornell Lab Bird Cams. Using library resources (either print or online), students will formulate 1-2
Subjects:
Biology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
CCSS:
W.2.7, W.3.7, W.4.7, W.5.7
$4.50
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (19.61 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Students learn to problem solve with robots and practice coding at this makerspace center or library center. Coding is one way for students to practice resilience and creativity. There are many different robots that are designed for elementary
Subjects:
Library Skills, Robotics, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Science Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.7, RI.5.7, CCRA.R.7
$5.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (17.99 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
This library center is designed to be used in a school library, but it can be used just as easily as a literacy or science center in a classroom. Students will observe ladybugs in an enclosed terrarium and formulate a question (or two) to answer.
Subjects:
Biology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
CCSS:
W.2.7, W.3.7, W.4.7, W.5.7
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (5.85 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Track and manage student learning at library centers with learning badges for students to earn as they practice and/or master an information literacy skill! When a library center or project is completed, then students receive a 2-inch badge
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Clip Art
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (19.30 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Students learn to problem solve with robots and practice coding at this makerspace center or library center. Coding is one way for students to practice resilience and creativity. There are many different robots that are designed for elementary
Subjects:
Library Skills, Robotics, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Science Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.7, RI.5.7, CCRA.R.7
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (18.39 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
This is not a normal nursery rhyme book! These 7 printable nursery rhymes include both the nursery rhyme pages and electronic circuit pages with instructions for teachers and students to make each page interactive using copper tape, LED lights, a
Subjects:
Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Science Centers
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (15.51 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
This set of printable task cards will help students learn the basics of using the littleBits™ Classroom Set and how they can be used to build circuits. This is a freebie for teachers and the littleBits™ community, and it has been updated as of
Subjects:
Physical Science, Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Task Cards, Science Centers
FREE
42 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (26.94 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association runs a book contest each year called the PA Young Readers’ Choice Awards Program. There are four categories: K-3, Grades 3-6, Grades 6-8, and Young Adult, and there are approximately 15 books in each
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (8.44 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
This FREE library center for kindergarten through 5th grades is perfect for starting centers in your elementary school library or classroom. Independent Reading Library Center Contents:♦ Center signs with "I will" statements in EDITABLE Microsoft
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
FREE
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (22.59 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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