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By The Library Patch
A library orientation activity that will get your older kids up and out of their seats!! Part scavenger hunt and part Scoot, students will travel to certain parts of the library in search of a certain picture. Once they have found that picture, they
Subjects:
Library Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
337 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Looking for a simple, straight-forward state research report that your kids will be excited to work on? Here it is! This lift-a-flap style state report includes state symbols, state motto, state song, as well as facts about the state's climate,
Subjects:
Geography, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects
CCSS:
RI.3.5
$4.50
500 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Perfect for decorating your classroom or library media center for a Camp Read Smore theme! This pack includes a total of FIVE camping themed displays, and our Genre Signposts are NOW editable in Microsoft Word.1) HUGE Camp Read S'More Banner2) Back
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
328 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
An "All About Me" report that will win over your older students. This Lift-a-Flap report presents students biographical information in a new and creative way!! Great for that "Getting to Know" you period of back to to. It would also be perfect for
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
311 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Grab these monthly bookmarks to color now! There are four unique coloring bookmarks for each month of the year. They are just right for adding to your coloring corner. Or you could give them out as gifts. Wouldn't they also be perfect in your prize
Subjects:
Library Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
$6.50
245 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
This Discovery Journal creates opportunities for students to Read, Respond, and Research facts about the Pilgrims and their Mayflower Voyage! Journal pages include title questions, informational text boxes, and questions for student response, all in
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Research, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
189 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Don't just research the famous landmarks and symbols of the USA. Create a fun flipbook! This project requires the students to research pertinent facts about eight famous American landmarks and then actively engages them in putting together a project
Subjects:
Geography, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$4.00
164 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Students need guidance in self-selecting books for their independent reading. This Powerpoint Presentation will guide you and your students in choosing "Just Right" books. The presentation creates an analogy between just the right shoes and just the
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
137 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
This country research flipbook requires students to research facts about the geography, flag, statistical data, language, lifestyle, animals, economy, government, land, climate and famous landmarks. It is just the perfect amount of info about each
Subjects:
Geography, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects
$4.00
124 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Help to keep your students motivated during independent reading time with these engaging Reading Passports!! Each passport has twelve unique pages. Each page has a six-square chart for earning stickers. Read a book, get a sticker! When the page has
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$4.00
57 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Grab your students' attention with this unique Animal Research Report. Students will research an assigned/chosen animal, creating note pages of researched facts on their animal's habitat, diet, life cycle, body parts, and other interesting facts.
Subjects:
Biology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Printables
$3.50
133 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
This isn't your ordinary dinosaur research report! Oh no, it's a battle of epic proportions. Students will research a dinosaur, with a focus on its strengths and weaknesses as hunter or defender, and then pair up with a peer to put their dinosaurs
Subjects:
Library Skills, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.7, W.4.7, W.5.7, W.6.7
$3.50
71 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Over 70 Makerspace Challenges guaranteed to bring the MAKE back into your SPACES. Maker Maps are a creative way to bring purpose and meaning to your Makerspaces!! Maker Maps are a set of *EDITABLE* challenges that utilize the variety of materials
Subjects:
Library Skills, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$5.00
57 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
** Save a Bundle ** Buy ALL twelve months and save 40%.Updated 9/29/2018 ~ October is now EDITABLE, DIGITAL, and PRINTABLE!! ~Research task cards are a perfect way for students to practice their research skills while learning new and interesting
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.4.7, RI.5.7
$45.50
$25.50
89 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
This product includes EVERYTHING that you would need to guide your students to complete an animal research report from beginning to end. A true research report is a multi-paragraph essay with introductory, detail, and concluding paragraphs. This
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Research
$6.00
90 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Are you a librarian? Stop here and SAVE over 25% by grabbing TEN of my favorite Library Resource products in one Library Skill Bundle. Start the year with the Library Orientation Scavenger Hunt, review Book Care with your little pirates, teach the
Subjects:
Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Professional Development
$34.00
$25.00
25 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By The Library Patch
This Wild Weather Research Project includes the templates to create an accordion style research report on five different extreme weather storms: tornadoes, droughts, hurricanes, blizzards, and thunderstorms. Each storm template has five or six
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects
$3.00
58 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
Create your very own Literary Garden Signpost in your library or classroom. There are fifteen unique signs reflecting fifteen different fictional settings. Each sign is eleven by three inches. Simply print on your color printer, cut out, laminate,
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By The Library Patch
This Discovery Journal encourages students to read, research, and respond to five different facets of Iroquois life: shelter, food, clothing/tanning, jobs, and ceremonies. Students learn best when they are given tasks that require them to search for
Subjects:
Native Americans, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
$3.00
41 ratings
3.9
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By The Library Patch
Need a quick research project that won't take you DAYS on end to complete? Research Shorts are just that ... Research tasks that can be completed in one class sitting. Research Short tasks are similar to Internet Scavenger Hunts. They are perfect
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables
$8.50
$4.50
62 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught third and fourth grade for twelve years and learned that many nine and ten-year-olds have not only lots of spunk and energy, but a great sense of humor! I was lucky enough to teach two cycles of a third to fourth grade loop. I was a self-contained classroom and taught all subject areas. My passion for both literature and burgeoning technology sent me in pursuit of a degree as a school librarian. I have been working as a school library media specialist for the last five years in a PreK to grade 5 elementary school. I have recently discovered the amazing world of educators sharing their bountiful ideas, lessons, worksheets, and units on websites like Teachers Pay Teachers. As a former teacher, and current library media specialist, I was thrilled with the idea of finding new materials created by other teachers and sharing some of my materials with other librarians. So, if you happen to stumble upon my site, send your librarian here. I hope to have much to share, but I also have much to learn.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a very "unquiet" librarian!! My library is a constant barrage of kids, laughter, questions, answers, gaming, computer use, and of course, BOOKS! I believe that students learn best by doing and answering their own questions. I also firmly believe that today's librarian needs to be aware of the recent shift in education. I refer to the Common Core Standards daily and have tweaked many of my existing lessons to better align with them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Ahh ... if only I had something impressive and nationally recognized to list here! Sadly, I don't. However, I have had a few little ones dub me "The Best Liberrian Ever", been told that I am "pretty cool" and been referred to the as that "awesome book lady." No, not renown honors, but I would take them over a plaque any day.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my high school diploma from a small school in upstate New York, my Education Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Potsdam State University, and my Library Media Specialist Master's Degree from Mansfield University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Not only do I have the best job in school, but I have the best family at home! I am married to a great guy, one who is pretty patient with my love affair with all things techie. Although my two kids have left me with an empty nest, they have turned into some pretty great people!

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