A few years ago, my principal assigned 2 new classes on the specials schedule: primary and intermediate adapted library class for students in our autistic support classroom and those who have multiple disabilities (previously, this class might be called life skills). The students who attend this class were often destructive to books, sometimes without meaning to be, and I needed a solution that ... Read More about Why Your Elementary Library Needs Board Books
It's chilly outside in the Northeast, but spring is just around the corner, and that means it's time to bring some nature literacy and animal life cycle research to our school's library centers! Every year, I look forward to introducing the ladybug terrarium center to curious students who may have limited experience with actual live animals. Showing students how to observe and research ... Read More about Add Some Nature to Your Library Centers with Ladybugs
Summer is a time for relaxing, recharging, and spending time with my family. The back-to-school season is just around the corner, though, and I'm already thinking about changes to make for this coming school year. Getting organized at the beginning of the school year sets you up for success (and less stress!) later in the year, and it doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, ... Read More about What Worked Wednesday: Grade-Level Lesson Bins
Last weekend I presented a session on Student Voice and Choice with Library Centers and Makerspace Centers at the PA School Librarians Association Annual Conference. If you missed it, though, you can still view my presentation below. Many of the resources shown are linked in the presenter notes as well. During the session, I showed paper copies of each library center with all the ... Read More about Student Voice & Choice with Library Centers
If you have visited A Wrinkle in Tech (now Mrs. J in the Library) recently, you might notice that there are a lot of changes lately. I recently moved to new web hosting, and I'm still learning the ropes and transferring the images, menus, etc. Everything transferred successfully, I believe, but please let me know if you have any issues accessing a post. :) Sorry for ... Read More about Pardon the dust!