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
130 ratings
4.0
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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
34 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
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 center is designed for school library use, but can be used just as easily in a science classroom, computer lab, or family consumer science class. Encourage your students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while having fun
Subjects:
Science, Family Consumer Sciences, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RST.6-8.3, RST.6-8.4
$5.00
10 ratings
3.9
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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
Digital Download ZIP (44.24 MB)
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
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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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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