Sunday, April 17, 2016

Children's Book Week

I have some great ideas to celebrate Children's Book Week in your library!  We have to celebrate a week early due to state testing, but it should still be fun!  Lots of ideas, freebies, and downloads, including spirit/dress up days, a character scavenger hunt, morning announcements, photo booth ideas, and more!

You can click {here} to access my folder on Google Drive, or check out my blog for more information! :)


What Does the Fox Read? 


 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

School Library Month



I've created a fun pack of school library fact sheets and a sheet for patrons to tell about why they love their library media center.


I used these facts sheets to decorate the outside of our media center to celebrate School Library Month.

You can download the pack for free on my TpT store.  Just click HERE.  I'd love to hear what you think of the pack.



You can download the AASL School Libraries Transform Learning poster for free from THIS post by Joyce Valenza.

Happy School Library Month!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Kindergarten Library Quiz

Thanks to new teacher evaluation models, many teacher-librarians are now asked to collect assessment data about students to prove that their teaching is "effective."  While this practice may or may not be an accurate way to evaluate our effectiveness as teacher-librarians, this library quiz freebie can be used to assess kindergarten students on the parts of a book, creators' roles, and fiction vs. nonfiction.
Kindergarten Library SLO QuizKindergarten Library SLO Quiz Booklet | Mrs. J in the Library @ Library Freebies

The freebie includes a printable booklet to make from half-sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper.  There is one page for each part: book cover, book spine, title, author, illustrator, fiction, nonfiction, plus a page for "extra practice" if a student gets one or more of the pages wrong.

If you need to collect "student learning objective" data for your evaluation or if you are looking for a new way to check student understanding, you can download this freebie in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  Enjoy, and happy teaching!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Free Hour of Code printable bookmarks

Hi freebie friends!

Are you ready for the 2015 Hour of Code? You don't have to be a coding expert, just a willing learner. You can use computers, iPads, even pencil and paper to teach coding skills!
I use the resources at The Hour of Code website with most of our students, but I'll use The Foos app (no reading required) with kindergarten and first grade students. At our school, we have 2 classes come to the library at a time and work as buddies for this project so that I can try to provide an Hour of Code for around 800 students. It will be a busy week!

I want their learning to continue at home, so I print and copy these two-sided bookmarks for our students. One side has free coding apps for kids, the other has free coding websites.
You can get your copy right here, shared from my Google Drive! You will need to make a copy first, if you want to edit this. You won't be able to edit my copy. 

I hope you have fun coding with your students this week! Let's have a growth mindset and learn together!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Free Christmas Bookmarks

Needs some bookmarks for the upcoming holidays?  Here are some free Christmas bookmarks to put out for your library friends.



Just click HERE to download your free bookmarks.  Merry!  Merry!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Learning to Code Library Center

The annual Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week is coming soon on December 7th-13th!  Many teacher-librarians are starting makerspaces by introducing coding or programming, and many others teach technology or computer lab classes in addition to library classes.  This freebie introduces students to coding and programming during either library or computer lab classes.
Learning to Code Center by Mrs. J in the Library @ Library Freebies
The free Scratch™ website and Scratch Jr.™ apps allow students to create animations, videos, games, and more!  The Lightbot Hour '14 apps are also free and teach basic programming skills through puzzles.  

This FREE library center can be used to introduce students to one or more of these tools during library or computer class.  The freebie download is in Microsoft Word .docx file format and *completely editable* for your library's needs and technology availability.  It's a great way to incorporate more creating and making into your curriculum!  Click HERE to download!  Enjoy!!
Mrs. J in the Library @ Library Freebies

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Creepy Fun in the Library

I have fallen in love with the book Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds.  I have been reading that book to both my kindergarten and fourth grade classes.  Consequently, the circulation of that book has gone up.  LOL



To go along with the book, I created a fun little coloring sheet for my kindergarteners to color while they wait their turn to check out.  You can snag this fun little freebie over at my blog.  Just click HERE to go there now.