Mrs J in the Library

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By Mrs J in the Library
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™ kits that can be checked out by
Subjects:
Science, Other (Specialty), Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
11 ratings
3.9
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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
8 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Help your students find and use high-quality information sources when researching trivia questions at this editable, differentiated Question of the Week library center. Product Contents:✏️ Question of the Week Library Center printable sign with "I
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RF.3.4, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4, RF.4.4a, RF.5.4, RF.5.4a, W.3.8, W.4.8...
$4.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
This ​library ​centers management product allows you to track student's progress through research, reading, makerspace, digital citizenship and other library centers ​​​using the Google Classroom platform.  ​Google Classroom is available for
Subjects:
Reading, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Classroom Forms, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
$12.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (73.50 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
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
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$10.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Your students can learn firsthand about metamorphosis and the different life cycle stages of insects by observing ladybugs at this research center!  While they are recording their observations of ladybugs in an enclosed terrarium, students will also
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
$6.00
6 ratings
4.0
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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
Track and manage student learning at library centers with learning badges for students to earn as they practice and/or master information fluency skills! When a library center or project is completed, then students receive a 2-inch badge sticker
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Clip Art
$6.00
6 ratings
4.0
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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
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By Mrs J in the Library
Try a fresh, new way to introduce the library to new students and review library procedures for returning students. You'll love this easy-prep, camping-themed orientation life-size board game! Groups of students play by moving around the library
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Games
CCSS:
RF.3.4, RF.4.4, RF.5.4, SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
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
Subjects:
Physical Science, Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$8.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Jump-start your library centers with this GIGANTIC bundle of ALL the library centers created by Mrs. J in the Library, including both printable & digital library centers. Plus, you get FREE updates for life!Please view the individual product
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$113.50
$102.15
2 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
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
Subjects:
Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Do your students LOVE candy? Read "The Candymakers" by Wendy Mass and teach students to research and design advertisements with this unique inquiry-based novel study designed for use with Google Classroom and/or Google Drive! This digital novel
Subjects:
Literature, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.3, RI.5.7, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9
$15.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Do your students LOVE candy? Read "The Candymakers" by Wendy Mass and teach students to research and design advertisements with this unique inquiry-based novel study BUNDLE in both printable and digital formats.This novel study product is for "The
Subjects:
Literature, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.7.1, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9, W.6.7, W.6.8, W.6.9...
$28.50
$19.95
1 rating
3.6
Bundle
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 information fluency skills! When students finish a library center or project, they earn a 2-inch BOLD color badge or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Clip Art
$6.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (19.32 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
This set of 12 digital papers were created from real photos of flowers and gardens in Florence, Italy and the surrounding countryside. The thumbnails and the preview show a cropped version of the photos, and the actual images are much larger.Each
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (160.79 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Your students can learn firsthand about metamorphosis and the different life cycle stages of insects by observing ladybugs at this research center! While they are recording their observations of ladybugs in an enclosed terrarium, students will also
Subjects:
Biology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.2.7, W.3.7, W.4.7, W.5.7
$8.00
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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
Digital Download ZIP (11.76 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
This lesson plan is for the genre study I teach on graphic novels that lasts 4 or 5 forty-minute library class periods. One library class includes reading the book, book exchange, and the students doing the response activity. The lesson plan is
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.60 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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