Mrs J in the Library

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By Mrs J in the Library
This set of 16 editable task cards will spark your students’ creativity and get them thinking about making and problem-solving. Using everyday materials, electricity, and/or coding, students can solve a problem that is important to them and
Subjects:
Other (Science), Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
129 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$8.00
136 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (24.33 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
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
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Oral Communication
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other, Multimedia, Scripts
$8.00
87 ratings
3.9
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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
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
Bundle
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
$53.00
$47.70
14 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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
Introduce and read up to 15 books from the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award nominations in this reading response activity booklet and lesson plan for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students.  Now UPDATED for the 2018-19 school
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
FREE
12 ratings
4.0
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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
44 ratings
4.0
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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
4 ratings
4.0
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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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