Mrs J in the Library

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By Mrs J in the Library
Make your nonfiction section easier to navigate and browse with these shelf signs! Perfect for converting to Whole Number Dewey or augmenting your current Dewey Decimal System.This zip file includes 49 pages of simple "print, cut, and laminate"
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other, Printables, Posters
$12.00
157 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Bestseller featured in the TpT Newsletter!! This set of 4 editable printable scavenger hunts with lesson plans is designed for use with World Book Online (TM), but can be used with other online or print resources. One scavenger hunt can be used
Subjects:
Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.5, W.4.9, W.5.9
$5.50
131 ratings
4.0
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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, 8th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Task Cards
$2.00
119 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Start the year right and review book care with these editable, easy-to-prep library orientation lessons for kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students! This unit includes three (3) printable reading response booklets and lesson plans for library
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.K.10, RI.K.5, W.1.8, W.2.8, SL.K.2, SL.1.2, SL.2.2
$6.00
145 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
The Lunch Bunch Book Club is a program that can be held in a school library or in a classroom. This product will help you start a lunchtime book club that meets for 30-40 minutes and just lets students ENJOY reading. This club is a chance for
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$8.00
122 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Teach students about character development by reading 10 picture books by Mo Willems to your kindergarten or 1st grade elementary library classes with this editable and easy-to-prep unit. The unit includes a printable reading response booklet and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
$3.00
88 ratings
3.8
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By Mrs J in the Library
A set of 6 ready-made lesson plan templates designed expressly for K-5 elementary school librarians, teacher-librarians, and/or elementary school library media specialists.These documents are NOT complete lesson plans on a given topic/subject! They
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Professional Documents
$5.00
58 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
This program includes instructions on how to set up the recording, editing, and broadcasting of a daily or weekly, elementary student-made school news show. It also includes an option for audio-only intercom announcements. Everything is editable
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Oral Communication
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other, Multimedia, Scripts
$8.00
75 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
This unit will teach students how to navigate the library and use an online catalog (or OPAC) in an engaging, fun way! It is designed for librarians or library media specialists, though other educators may find it useful to teach about U.S. public
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Activboard Activities
$8.50
62 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
This zip file includes over 200 pages of my "On the Shelf" Displays and Signs and "On Display" Posters and Signs for school libraries, which also includes the Whole Number Dewey Nonfiction Signs. Though this product is designed for elementary
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$34.00
$22.50
45 ratings
3.9
Bundle
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, pirate-themed orientation game! To play the life-sized board game, groups of students move around on
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Games
$4.00
56 ratings
3.9
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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
Bundle
By Mrs J in the Library
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
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, For Parents
$4.00
34 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
Teach students about the folktales and/or fables genres, and introduce 6 picture books to your elementary library classes with this easy-to-prep unit. It includes a printable reading response booklet and a lesson plan for library classes on a fixed
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
47 ratings
3.9
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By Mrs J in the Library
This zip file contains 70+ pages of book displays that fit into 8.5" x 11" display frames and shelf signage for elementary school libraries. The full list of the contents is below, but downloading the preview is the best way to see what is
Subjects:
Literature, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$15.00
25 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
27 ratings
4.0
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By Mrs J in the Library
This 86+ page novel study of "The Candymakers" by Wendy Mass (#1 in the series) includes:Teacher manual and student packetMaterials listVocabulary3 Reflective journals and reading response activities2 investigations and mini research units (can be
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$12.00
33 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (84.92 MB)
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, outer space-themed orientation game! To play the life-sized board game, groups of students move around
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Games
CCSS:
SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1
$4.00
33 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (21.77 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
This set of 4 editable, printable scavenger hunts has questions that are displayed when a QR code is scanned. The scavenger hunts and lesson plans are designed for use with World Book Online (TM), but can be used with other digital or print
Subjects:
Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.5, W.4.9, W.5.9
$5.50
28 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (9.87 MB)
By Mrs J in the Library
Track and manage student learning at library centers with these print-and-fold tracking booklets and learning badges for students to earn as they practice and/or master an information literacy skill! During each library class, students earn a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.3.7, W.3.8, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.7, W.5.8
$8.00
28 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (54.13 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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