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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
Thanksgiving, Informational Text
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Research, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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By The Library Patch
Is Turkey Day right around the corner? What a perfect time for a bit of research on this famous bird! Even our youngest students need to be able to access information by identifying key words and scanning for text-based evidence. Although this
Library Skills, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
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By The Library Patch
Mrs. Moose is preparing the table for Thanksgiving Dinner when she tells Mr. Moose that she wishes that she could have a real turkey for Thanksgiving. He sets off into the woods determined to find a turkey for her. As he searches for a turkey, he
Literature, Library Skills, Thanksgiving
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
RL.K.1, RL.K.7, RL.1.1, RL.1.7, RL.2.1, RL.2.7
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By The Library Patch
Call Number scavenger hunt + secret code decipher + silly riddle = ALL FUN!! Kids seem to need endless practice reading call numbers and using those call numbers to locate library books on the shelves!! This call number hunt will have your kiddos
Library Skills, Thanksgiving
3rd, 4th, 5th
Activities, Printables
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By The Library Patch
This freebie encourages students to think about just one of the difficult choices that the Pilgrims had to make. If you were a pilgrim ... What six things would you pack to start your new life in a New World? This sample sheet is taken from The
U.S. History, Thanksgiving
1st, 2nd, 3rd
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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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