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
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3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
Students learn to problem solve with robots and practice coding at this makerspace center or library center. Coding is one way for students to practice resilience and creativity. There are many different robots that are designed for elementary
Subjects:
Library Skills, Robotics, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Science Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.7, RI.5.7, CCRA.R.7
$5.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Students learn to problem solve with robots and practice coding at this makerspace center or library center. Coding is one way for students to practice resilience and creativity. There are many different robots that are designed for elementary
Subjects:
Library Skills, Robotics, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Science Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.7, RI.5.7, CCRA.R.7
$5.00
8 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
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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
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
This FREE library center for kindergarten through 5th grades is perfect for starting centers in your elementary school library or classroom. Independent Reading Library Center Contents:♦ Center signs with "I will" statements in EDITABLE Microsoft
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RF.K.4, RF.1.4, RF.1.4a, RF.2.4, RF.2.4a, RF.3.4, RF.3.4a, RF.4.4, RF.4.4a, RF.5.4, RF.5.4a...
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2 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Students learn and practice coding at this makerspace center or library center. Coding is a great way for students to practice perseverance after failing and creativity. There are several coding languages that are accessible to elementary
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Library Skills, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
FREE
1 rating
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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