Mrs J in the Library

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Mrs J in the Library
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Make your nonfiction section easier to navigate and browse with these shelf signs! Perfect for converting to Whole Number Dewey or augmenting your current Dewey Decimal System. This zip file includes 49 pages of simple "print, cut, and laminate"
$12.00
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The Lunch Bunch Book Club is a program that can be held in a school library or in a classroom. This product will help you start a lunchtime book club that meets for 30-40 minutes and just lets students ENJOY reading. This club is a chance for
$8.00
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This program includes instructions on how to set up the recording, editing, and broadcasting of a daily or weekly, elementary student-made school news show. It also includes an option for audio-only intercom announcements. Everything is editable
$8.00
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This zip file includes over 200 pages of my "On the Shelf" Displays and Signs and "On Display" Posters and Signs for school libraries, which can be found separately in my TpT store HERE and HERE. Though this product is designed for elementary
$20.00
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3.9
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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
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Promote your school library resources to parents and advocate for your library program with this 20-page collection of printable newsletters and reminders. When combined with the included suggestions for social media posts, you can create an
$4.00
31 ratings
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This zip file contains 70+ pages of book displays that fit into 8.5" x 11" display frames and shelf signage for elementary school libraries. The full list of the contents is below, but downloading the preview is the best way to see what is
$12.00
22 ratings
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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
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This zip file includes over 130 pages of signs, posters, and shelf signage for secondary school libraries. Elementary librarians should check out the Elementary School Library "On Display" or "On the Shelf" packs, or the all-in-one bundle with
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Scheduling classes and projects on a 6-day cycle teaching schedule is hard to track digitally, so I created a printable lesson schedule calendar to write and change the dates as needed. The printable lesson schedule included in this product also
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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
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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 (TM) kits that can be checked out
$5.00
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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
$8.00
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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,
$11.00
4 ratings
4.0
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This zip file contains 100+ pages of printable posters, bulletin board materials, large letters for banners, reminders/instructions for AV equipment, general library signs, and open/closed signs. See below for full listing. This product does NOT
$10.00
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4.0
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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
$5.00
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4.0
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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
$8.00
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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
$7.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

***I am currently on maternity / sabbatical leave. Responses to questions and feedback may be delayed.*** This is my 11th year as an elementary teacher-librarian and my 6th as library department leader. 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; Currently working towards an Online Teaching Endorsement from Millersville University

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I live in Pennsylvania with my awesome husband and daughter.

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