Mrs J in the Library

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Mrs J in the Library
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This unit is for library orientation and learning or reviewing book care with kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students. For each grade level, the unit lasts 2 or 3 40-minute library class periods that include reading the story, book exchange, and
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Every year, school librarians and media specialists introduce the library to new students and review library procedures for returning students. Get students moving during your library orientation lesson with a pirates-themed life-size board game!
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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
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Every year, school librarians and media specialists introduce the library to new students and review library procedures for returning students. Get students moving during your library orientation lesson with an outer space-themed life-size board
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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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