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An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project! - Teaching with a Mountain View

It’s no secret that I love a good cumulative novel project as an assessment. I usually spend the entire novel brainstorming how we can sum it up! Sometimes the projects are a miss (you don’t get to read about those!) but sometimes they are great successes. Like the character project we completed for Rules or ... Read more

18 Effective De-Escalation Strategies For Diffusing Meltdowns

These effective de-escalation strategies help parents, or caregivers, defuse meltdowns & outbursts in children. These de-escalation strategies will....

Parenting Simply - Simple Parenting Tips And Resources For A More Peaceful Home

Simple Parenting Tips And Resources For A More Peaceful Home

Using Screencastify for Remote Learning | Screencastify Keyboard Shortcuts

Screencastify is an amazing Google Chrome extension that can be used in many ways for remote learning. In this episode, we go over our favourite uses.

Amazon Teacher Must Haves

Amazon is my go to for purchasing new school supplies! Click to check out these Amazon teacher must haves that can be delivered right to your doorstep.

Happy National Library Week! (A little late) And one other thing...

Happy National Library Week! Here are a few things we learned on National Library Week. Looking for FREE ideas? Click & get freebies.

How to Work Smarter, Not Harder as a Teacher: 27 Actions to Start Now

You owe it to yourself to work smarter not harder when it comes to your teaching life. These 27 actions get you there!

Parts of a Book - Lessons by Sandy

Making a book to talk about the parts of a book! Whew! I always forget how quickly the first part of the school year goes, and we sure have been BUSY! September has been filled with teaching and/or reviewing with students on how to check their own books in/out on the computer, how... Read more

Celebrate Libraries 10 Picture Book Activity BUNDLE - NO PREP - 74 ACTIVITIES

School and public librarians - this bundle is for you! Celebrate and share your love for libraries and reading with this 10 Picture Book Activity Pack Bundle. I have chosen 10 of my favorite tried and true read aloud picture books that have been tried and tested on my own students in my elementary s...

Plagiarism! Plagiarism!: 25 Fun Games and Activities to Teach Documenting and Sourcing Skills to Students

Plagiarism! Plagiarism!: 25 Fun Games and Activities to Teach Documenting and Sourcing Skills to Students [Fox, Kathleen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Plagiarism! Plagiarism!: 25 Fun Games and Activities to Teach Documenting and Sourcing Skills to Students

Helping Patrons Help Themselves

One of the goals I have as a Media Specialist is to teach my patrons how to locate the materials they need and want without assistance. Of course, I am always willing to help, but if they can find it on their own, they won't have to wait for me to be free to assist them. I am (hopefully) accomplishing this goal by interweaving my Genre of the Month lessons with lessons about call numbers, sections in the Media Center and using Destiny, our online catalog. This month I taught a lesson about…

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 71 Links to Help

Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 72 Links to Help

It's all around us. It's permeated Facebook, Twitter, all social media and the Internet. Yet I have seen adults fall for these hoaxes all the time. It's been hard for me to not say anything when I see these stories repeated and shared daily. Many times I have just referenced Yet people fall for this all the time. What about our students? Are they able to adequately evaluate what they are seeing? As I've mentioned before, when I left my school district after my budget dwindled to…

Contests for the Media Center

My students love contests, and I have a variety of them that I use to either promote special occasions or encourage learning. These are all simple to organize and are guaranteed to increase engagem…

Destiny Library Catalog Introduction and Review

Introduce and review how to use the Destiny library catalog with these worksheets and task cards. 3 worksheets one to introduce students to the library catalog one that reviews keyword and subject searches a review/assessment worksheet There is also a page of Destiny call slips. Students can use these to write down the books they are interested in. There are 18 task cards/practice cards. I have included a b/w version and a color version. These can be used in a number of ways. What I have…

Library Skills Activities for Google Slides - BUNDLE

Review library skills with your K-5 students with this paperless resource. Students will work directly in Google Slides or Microsoft OneDrive to complete the activities. This is a fun, interactive way for students to practice different library skills. #tptdigitalEach resource includes: ⇒ Teacher dir...