Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Google Freebies

 Hey friends!

Just dropping a quick note again to let you know that the freebies from me that are Google Docs might not be working for awhile.  Google changed some settings which will require me to re-upload all of those Google Docs in order for others to have access to them.  I am slowly working on doing that, but as you can imagine, 11 years worth of freebies will take awhile to re-upload.   Thanks for understanding and for continue to be a reader.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Taking a Break

 Hey bloggy friends!

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say that I will be taking a break from blogging.  I don't know how long this break will be.  I just know that my life is a bit hectic right now and something's gotta give.  I hope to be back to blogging eventually.  Until then, I hope you enjoy all of the past posts and the freebies and the resources already on The Book Bug.

Thanks for being a reader.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Festive Freebies

Just a quick post about a new freebie I created for December.  This freebie includes activity sheets for the books How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky, Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano, and Santa Retires by David Biedrycki.  Use them to teach story elements to your littles.

Grab this freebie HERE from my TpT store.

Monday, June 1, 2020

How to Be a Successful Reader Freebie

 Hello friends!

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I am back with another great freebie for you!  I have been reading some PD books and those got me to thinking about talking with students about what being a reader means to them. That led to this freebie for you!

This freebie includes a PowerPoint to lead the discussion about being a reader in 5 easy steps.  

It also includes an editable bookmark with these steps listed.

You can download this freebie HERE in my TpT store.  If you enjoy this freebie, please consider leaving me feedback on TpT. This encourages me to continue making great products that you find helpful.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Reading Freebie

 I'm back with another freebie.  This is fun to do with the littles.  First read the books The Best Place to Read by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom and Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies by Carmen Oliver.

You can show the PowerPoints included in the freebie to talk about story elements.  

Then have the students color their favorite place to read or their favorite buddy to read with.

You can download this freebie which includes both PowerPoints as well as both worksheets HERE in my TpT store.

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Note Taking Skills

 I finally got around to uploading a note taking skills lesson for grades 3-5, with different topics for research and note taking.  This is the perfect wrap up to the reference unit which you can find HERE.

This is a freebie.  I hope you find it helpful!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April is School Library Month

April is School Library Month. There are so many ways you can celebrate this month, even from home.  

First, visit the AASL and download free banners and signs you can use on all of your social media accounts.  There are several versions of this year's banners and signs available as well as past years' themes.

Share a fact about school libraries once a week or every day on social media.  You can flip through this Google Slides presentation to see examples of facts you could share.

You can download my free advocacy pack with fact pages on it HERE.  I made this pack last year to go with the 2019 AASL SLM theme.  The theme this year is more generic, so I decided not to change the pack for this year.

In past years, I have made a display to put in the media center with the facts listed on it.  I put out the "I love my school library" sheets out in front of the display and had students write what they love about our library on them.  

I would hang up their responses on a bulletin board in the hallway.  I can't do that this year, but one way to digitize this would be to create a Google form for students to fill out. You could then put these responses into a Google Slide to share.

And speaking of Google Forms, the Georgia Library Media Association has created a fun Google Form you can fill out to celebrate National School Library Month.  The Google Form creates a Librarygram that will be sent to the school librarian of your choice.  You just need to know the name of the school or organization where that librarian works and their email address.  The Librarygram will be sent to them to brighten their day.

Here is the one I received just last week. It really made my day!

So how are you planning to celebrate School Library Month?