Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Super Bowl Fun in the Media Center

It's almost Super Bowl Sunday!  Are your students getting excited about the big game? Why not bring in some pregame excitement to the Media Center?

These fun library centers will help your students practice shelf order and call numbers in a fun way.

This center has students sort call numbers into the main sections they would fit into- Easy (or Everybody, Everyone), Fiction, and Nonfiction.  You can check out this center HERE in my TpT store OR  HERE in my Teacher's Dojo store.

This center allows students to practice putting call numbers in shelf order.  It includes an easy, average, and a challenge level so even your upper elementary students will be challenged.  You can check out this center HERE in my TpT store OR  HERE in my Teacher's Dojo store.

Or you can get the bundle of these two centers and save. Click HERE to view them in my TpT store.

To make these centers even more fun, you can play them Minute to Win It style.  Make several sets and have groups or tables compete to put the cards in the correct order in just one minute.  The kids love it and they are learning at the same time!

Are you doing anything special for Super Bowl Sunday?

Monday, January 14, 2019

Martin Luther King Day Freeibe

Are you looking for a way to teach your littles about Martin Luther King Day and why we celebrate it?

One of my favorite books for teaching about this special man and his special day is Happy Birthday Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo.  I read this book to both my Kindergarten friends and my first grade friends each year.  We talk about how laws have changed and why that is important. We talk about how things would be different if these laws still exist-yes, kindergarteners and first graders can answer this questions and often have some wonder insight.

After we read the book, students go to their tables to draw their favorite part of the story and to draw what they can do to help Mr. King's dream come true.

Look at the pictures they drew!  

You can grab this discussion sheet  HERE for free in my Teacher's Dojo store.  

There are three sheets to choose from.  You could easily make a display with the students' responses.  

How do you celebrate Martin Luther King Day?

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Genre Activities

Are you looking for some activities to teach genres?  Got you covered.  Check out these awesome activities:

Introduce genres with these activity packs:

You can try out this free Historical Fiction pack to get an idea of the types of activities included in the genre packs.  Click HERE to access this freebie.

Or try this Realistic Fiction Activity Pack freebie. This is a free download from my Google Drive.  

In order to save the file, you will need to download it to your computer by clicking on the arrow next to the three dots in the top left-hand corner.

After teaching the mystery genre, have students match up genre vocabulary words and definitions as a quick check for understanding.

There is also a 4th-6th grade version.

Each lesson comes with an introduction to genres as well as an activity.

Use this Genre Sort Activity Pack to review genres after you've taught them.  Includes book descriptions that student read and then decide what genre the book would fit in. Students check their answers with QR codes.

And if you need some posters to display as anchor charts or bookmarks to handout to reinforce your lessons- got you covered there, too.

Includes posters for 28 different genres including...


This product includes bookmarks for 28 different genres including...


OR purchase the Genre Mega Pack and get the posters and bookmarks at a discounted price!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Winter Items

Even though it's not cold outside, at least not in Georgia, it is January, so it put me in the mood to get some winter items up in my new Teacher's Dojo store.  Here are the winter items available now:

And Teacher's Dojo is still offering their first order discount, so it's a great time to make your first purchase.  Click HERE to check out my Teacher's Dojo store.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year, New Changes

Happy New Year!  I hope that your 2019 has kicked off on a good note!

I have been super busy over the break making some changes for the new year.  I am excited to announce that I have opened a new Teacher's Dojo store and will be adding my resources to that site as quickly as possible. I already have over 30 resources posted-most of them freebies including some New Year's bookmarks like the ones below.

This new store will eventually become the place where all of my previously paid products on TpT were posted.  All of my freebies are still available on TpT and I may eventually go back to TpT for paid products, but I am trying out this new avenue for now.  Rest assured that any products you purchased from my TpT store will still be available for you to download under you My Purchases tab.

Teacher's Dojo is a relatively new site, but it has many of the same awesome resources as TpT. Teacher's Dojo also offers teacher authors ways to offer discounts with store coupons, fan rewards,  and giveaways, which means you no longer have to wait for a site wide sale to save on products.  And just like TpT, you earn reward credits for giving feedback on paid products.

Teacher's Dojo also offers a first order discount: spend $5 or more and get 5% off; spend $15 or more and get 10%!  It's a great deal and a great way to try out this new site.

You might want to use that discount to purchase some of my newest products like these:

These signs will help direct your patrons to the different sections in your Library/Media Center...and they're editable!

These are meant to attach to Demco Book Stops and are a fantastic way to organize your shelves to make it easy for your patrons to find what they need and want.  And they're editable!

I'd love for you to check out my new Teacher's Dojo store and tell me what you think.  If you'd like to check out my new store, you can click on my logo below.

I hope this New Year brings lots of new and exciting opportunities for you and your students.