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
33 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, 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
A set of 7 ready-made lesson plan templates designed expressly for secondary school librarians, teacher-librarians, and/or elementary school library media specialists teaching grades 6 through 12.IMPORTANT! These documents are NOT complete lesson
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Professional Documents
$6.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
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
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$15.00
10 ratings
3.8
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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!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
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By Mrs J in the Library
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
Subjects:
Specialty, Library Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.50
19 ratings
3.9
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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
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

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I live in Pennsylvania with my awesome husband and daughter.

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