Mrs J in the Library

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Mrs J in the Library
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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"
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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
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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
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This unit is for library orientation and learning or reviewing book care with kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students. For each grade level, the unit lasts 2 or 3 40-minute library class periods that include reading the story, book exchange, and
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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
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This zip files contains materials for the whole author study unit I teach on Mo Willems that lasts anywhere from 7-10 forty-minute library class periods. It includes BOTH the reading response booklet and the lesson plan, and an excerpt of the
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3.8
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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!
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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
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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
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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 can be found separately in my TpT store HERE and HERE. Though this product is designed for elementary
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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
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Every year, school librarians and media specialists introduce the library to new students and review library procedures for returning students. Get students moving during your library orientation lesson with a pirates-themed life-size board game!
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This product includes a printable booklet for a variety of folktale and fable books, as well as the lesson plans aligned to National and PA Common Core Standards, PA Academic Standards, and AASL Information Literacy Standards. The booklet is in
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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
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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
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This 86+ page novel study includes: - Teacher manual and student packet - Materials list - Vocabulary - 3 Reflective journals and reading response activities - 2 investigations and mini research units (can be used for science inquiry classes as
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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
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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
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This bundle includes 13 ready-made lesson plan templates designed expressly for K-12 school librarians, teacher-librarians, and/or elementary school library media specialists teaching students across all grade levels. The bundle includes BOTH my
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Every year, school librarians and media specialists introduce the library to new students and review library procedures for returning students. Get students moving during your library orientation lesson with an outer space-themed life-size board
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

***I am currently on maternity / sabbatical leave. Responses to questions and feedback may be delayed.*** This is my 11th year as an elementary teacher-librarian and my 6th as library department leader. 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; Currently working towards an Online Teaching Endorsement from Millersville University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Pennsylvania with my awesome husband and daughter.

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