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By The Library Patch
Do you want to teach your students about Christmas Around the World but don't have tons of time? This mini book is perfect for you! Students will learn two Christmas traditions from nine different countries around the world: Australia, China,
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
$2.25
472
Digital Download PDF (5.63 MB)
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
521
Digital Download ZIP (33.16 MB)
By The Library Patch
A twelve-page EASY penguin research project perfect for teaching the common core shared research standard with even your earliest researchers! My First Report: Research Penguins Includes 1) A Title Page 2) I Already Know That Penguins... (A way of
Subjects:
Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.5, RI.2.1, RI.2.5, W.K.7, W.1.7, W.2.7
$4.00
337
Digital Download ZIP (26.86 MB)
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
347
Digital Download ZIP (34.13 MB)
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
202
Digital Download PDF (7.66 MB)
By The Library Patch
A twelve-page EASY polar bear research project perfect for teaching the common core shared research standard with even your earliest researchers! My First Research Project Includes 1) A Title Page 2) I Already Know that Polar Bears ... (A way of
Subjects:
Library Skills, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.5, RI.2.1, RI.2.5, W.K.7, W.1.7, W.2.7
$4.00
284
Digital Download ZIP (25.04 MB)
By The Library Patch
A six page print and go document that can be used to reinforce parts of a book, title page, call numbers, and fiction/nonfiction terms. Kids love that together the pages create a "book about a book". There is a single page covering each of the
Subjects:
Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$2.50
227
Digital Download PDF (5.91 MB)
By The Library Patch
Updated 7/16/2019 with A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker~Book Bites are a perfect way for you to share one book across multiple grades and student ability levels. It makes differentiation so easy!! ** BUY NOW ** Purchase this bundle today and
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
$18.00
$13.00
131
Bundle
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
333
Digital Download ZIP (24.74 MB)
By The Library Patch
Michelle Knudsenā€™s, Library Lion, is perfect for initiating discussions about classroom and library rules. This Book Bite focuses on the changing feelings of the main characters. The product features a book discussion guide and four
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.1.1, RL.2.1, RL.3.1
$1.50
106
Digital Download PDF (6.26 MB)
By The Library Patch
An eleven-page EASY research bat project, perfect for teaching the common core shared research standard with even your earliest researchers! My First Research Project Includes 1) A Title Page 2) Have You Ever Seen a Bat? (A way of activating prior
Subjects:
Library Skills, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$4.00
248
Digital Download ZIP (26.05 MB)
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
140
Digital Download ZIP (9.99 MB)
By The Library Patch
Even our youngest readers need to be able to decipher between fiction and nonfiction texts. This PPT presentation and book sort activity is perfect for reinforcing this foundational skill. The baseball themed Powerpoint Presentation, Hit the Books,
Subjects:
Library Skills, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
$4.00
44
Digital Download ZIP (33.07 MB)
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
139
Digital Download PPTX (52.50 MB)
By The Library Patch
Let your students be adventurers on their own African Research Safari!! This product includes research reports for seven different African animals: giraffe, lion, zebra, hippo, rhino, gorilla, and elephant. Each of these seven reports are laid out
Subjects:
Biology, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$6.00
108
Digital Download ZIP (17.83 MB)
By The Library Patch
Need to review book care with your students? This EDITABLE presentation is perfect for both in-person and distant-learning! Designed with a colorful art theme in mind, it is a fun and interactive lesson for users of both Microsoft and Google!
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Google Apps
$2.00
38
Digital Download ZIP (59.54 MB)
By The Library Patch
Simplify the research process so that early readers and writers will find success. This project is perfect for the common core shared research standard! My First Research Project Includes 1) A Title Page 2) Are You Scared of Spiders? (A way of
Subjects:
Library Skills, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.5, RI.2.1, RI.2.5, W.K.7, W.1.7, W.2.7
$3.00
205
Digital Download PDF (1.37 MB)
By The Library Patch
Do you have your students complete a Reading Interest Inventory at the beginning of the year? Your elementary students will love this reading survey, now available in both print and digital versions. Matching the right book with the right kid is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables
$3.75
34
Digital Download PDF (3.84 MB)
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
96
Bundle
By The Library Patch
Whether you are a librarian or a teacher, you most certainly have books that you let your students borrow. This product will help you to teach and review book care with your kids in a fun and engaging way. Completed entirely in a pirate theme, there
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
$3.50
100
Digital Download ZIP (71.49 MB)
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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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