Saturday, March 14, 2020

Let's Connect!

I've been blogging at The Book Bug for almost 9 years now, and you may have followed me since the beginning of my journey. Thank you for being a follower!

But did you know I am also on social media?  

You can connect with me HERE on facebook,  I also have a facebook page for my website, A Teacher's Bag of Tricks.  If you're interested, you can follow that facebook page HERE.

You can find me HERE on Instagram.  I actually try to post daily on Instagram, so you can really follow along to see what is happening day to day in our media center there.  Plus, I have lots of Instastories and Highlight videos of fun ideas.  I'd love for you to stop on by and check them out!

You can find me HERE on Twitter, although I don't tend to post much. I do participate in various Twitterchats, though.

I am also Pinterest and tend to post there frequently.  You can check out my boards HERE.

And if you'd like to keep up with my blog, you can follow me on Bloglovin' to get notified when I posted something new. 

Hope to connect with you soon!

P.S.  I just redesigned by signature line. What do you think?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Bundles of New Bundles

I have been working hard on creating some new bundles in my TpT store.  I have bundled several themes into super bundles to help you save on these awesome products.

This bundle includes winter themed display signs, bookmarks and both the call number and shelf order centers.  Click HERE to view this bundle.

This bundle includes Valentine's Day themed display signs, bookmarks, the Love to Read Month pack with display signs and centers, and both red and white call number and shelf order centers.  Click HERE to view this bundle.

St. Patrick's Day Themed Super Bundle

This bundle includes St. Patrick's Day themed display signs, bookmarksboth the call number and shelf order centers.  Click HERE to view this bundle.

This bundle includes spring themed display signs and 4 different themed sets of bookmarks.  Click HERE to view this bundle.

And finally, the genre bundle (which is the most bang for your buck) is truly a SUPER bundle.  This bundle includes the Genre Mega Pack that includes posters, bookmarks, and secret symbols for 28 different genres.  It also includes the genre sort activity, both genre detective activities, and both the 2nd-3rd and 4th -6th Mystery genre intro and activity.   In addition, there are 2 FREE genre activities in a BONUS file!  This bundle is really SUPER!  Click HERE to view this bundle.

I hope you enjoy these new SUPER bundles!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Resources

St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and I have created some resources for St. Patrick's Day that you might enjoy using in your library/media center.

If you need center ideas for St. Patrick's Day, this St. Patrick's Day call number sorting center may fit your needs.  Students practice sorting call numbers into their correct section: Easy (or Everyboday, Everyone), Fiction, or Nonfiction.  Click HERE to view this resource in my TpT store.

Or try this St. Patrick's Day themed shelf order center where students practice putting call number cards in correct shelf order.  This center pack includes cards for Easy (or Everybody/Everyone), Fiction, and Nonfiction.  You can view this resource HERE in my TpT store.

Both of these centers are available in a bundle at a reduced price. You can check them out HERE.

And if you're looking for a fun way to promote books during March, check out these fun St. Patrick's Day signs for your Library or Media Center.  You can view them HERE in my TpT store.

If you're looking for bookmarks, check out these free St. Patrick's Day bookmarks.  This product includes 2 different bookmarks- four to a page; one page is full color and one page is black and white for your students to color.  Click HERE to download this freebie from my TpT store.

If you want more bookmarks to choose from,  this product includes 32 bookmarks,  16 colored bookmarks and 16 black and white bookmarks for your students to color.  Click HERE to view this resource in my TpT store.

And I also have recently created a super bundle which includes the St. Patrick's Day themed display signs, bookmarks, and both the call number and shelf order centers. Check it out HERE.

I also have a story element freebie that goes with this book.  It is a Google doc freebie.  Click HERE to download it.  Once you have opened the Google doc, click on the white download arrow in the right hand corner to save and download the file.

If you'd like to try something a little different, this free story starter is a great writing activity for your littles.  It helps them organize their thoughts and then put their sentences in order to make an interesting story about catching a leprechaun.  You can download this freebie HERE in my TpT store.

This story starter pairs well with the book Twas the Night Before St. Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing.  It's one of my favorite stories to read for St. Patrick's Day.  I have made some auras with Aurasma to go with this book to make it even more exciting to read.  If you'd like to use the auras I've created, just follow the Aurasma channel I used to create the auras.  To do that, after downloading the Aurasma app on your mobile device, click on or type in this link in a browser on your DEVICE and you will be able to follow the channel:

And if you are looking for St. Patrick's Day websites, check out these websites I saved in a Sqworl, one of my favorite bookmarking sites.  Click HERE to view the Sqworl.

One of my favorite websites on this Sqworl is the Leprechaun cam which is a live webcam feed in a field in Ireland.  I usually keep this website up on our ActivBoard the entire St. Patrick's Day so that students can keep watch for leprechauns.  Click HERE to go to the website.

Hope you find something fun you can use with your little leprechauns.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Women's History Month

Last year, I looked up what biographies of women we have in our collection, printed the book covers and made this bulletin board.

The Book Wrangler made some awesome posters last year that are available for FREE on his blog.  You could easily use these posters in place of book covers. Click HERE to head to his blog and download the posters.

You can download some free display signs I made especially for this month.  

This is a Google Doc, so you can download it and save it to your computer by clicking on the download symbol in the top right hand corner.  Click HERE to download this freebie.

Hope you enjoy!