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Library Reading Champion

I have been a librarian for over 15 years working in both public libraries and school libraries both in England and America. I love to bring excitement and creativity to my teaching! I believe the library should be the center of any school as it encompasses all aspects of learning. I love to help students find what they love to read!

I have been a librarian for over 15 years working in both public libraries and school libraries both in England and America. I love to bring excitement and creativity to my teaching! I believe the library should be the center of any school as it encompasses all aspects of learning. I love to help students find what they love to read!
Make a Shelf Marker Activity
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Make a Shelf Marker Activity

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Shelf Markers are a handy tool for students to use when browsing for books. When the student removes a book to look at it, teach them to place the shelf marker in that spot so that they remember where it came from! Not only does this teach them to be responsible library users but it makes your job of shelving much easier too! Teach them how to use them during the first few weeks of school! This activity will prove to be helpful the whole year through! The students will have a quiet time to fill in the sentence on one side or perhaps just draw a picture if they are younger. Once they add their names you can collect them. Put a bar code on either side and not only will this act as a shelf marker while they are searching for books but it will also help you to get to know their names at check-out. This activity is customizable in many ways: · Print either in color or black and white · Print double-sided or single-sided · Choose which level is appropriate for your age group · Use with a bar code for easy check-outs · Can be used as a quick way to take attendance · Color-code for your classes · Print on card stock or laminate to ensure a robust design · Many cute animals to choose from or have a mix! (Husky/wolf, bear, sloth, rabbit/bunny, crocodile, narwhal, owl and parrot) Subject Classroom Management, Library Skills, Back to School Grade Levels PreK, Kindergarten, 1st Resource Type Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
"Make Your Own Animation" - Google Slides Lessons for Computer Library
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"Make Your Own Animation" - Google Slides Lessons for Computer Library

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Imagine incorporating STEAM into your computer lab sessions. Students love to use Google Slides; use this DIY animation lesson to give your students new skills in Google while also including some of their own interests. In this lesson students will learn how to create an animation by using a few simple tools in Google Slides. It comes with step-by-step instruction for the educator and the students. This lesson is suitable to be used with students in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Can be used with older students as well but it is aimed at high elementary and middle school aged students. This lesson will cover at least three, 40-minute classes. Included are: Detailed lesson plans Google Slides presentation with step-by-step instructions Google Slides presentation with an example animation Links to other resources PowerPoint show also included Subject Computer Science - Technology, Instructional Technology, Library Skills Grade Levels 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool Resource Type Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Google Apps Common Core Standards RST.6-8.3
I Love My Library
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I Love My Library

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This activity can be used in a variety of settings. It is best used for students in Kindergarten or 1st grade. In the past I have used this as: A celebration of the 100th day of school Valentine’s Day An end of year assessment to see what the students enjoyed most A remind in the first week of school This is a great activity for younger students to remind them why they love coming to library. It can also be double-up as an easy display in the library! Copy the hearts onto pink or colored paper to make it stand out! Subject Library Skills, Valentine’s Day, End of Year Grade Levels PreK, Kindergarten, 1st Resource Type Activities, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas Common Core Standards CCRA.W.4, CCRA.L.1