New Centers Page

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Centers Page

One project Ben (aka Mr. Lodge) and I have been working on is updating our Centers page to be easier to search and browse. You can find this page by clicking on the tab on my homepage or by going to learning.mrs-lodges-library.com. I have been continuing to add centers that I used in my libraries but I still have quite a few to post. For now, you can sort centers by main type: Literacy, Library Skills, Problem Solving, and Makerspace and we are working on adding a search bar. When you click on a center, you will be able to see the center objective(s), links to blog posts, and whether materials are available on TPT. I hope you find this new … Continued

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Update: Life

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I hope you had a lovely long weekend celebrating the 4th! I spent last week packing up my library because I will be spending next year home with the twins. It’s very bittersweet since I love my job as a library teacher, my students, and my colleagues. But, I just don’t feel ready to leave my little bookworms and I love being home with them. Packing up my library was crazy! I have a lot of stuff I’ve collected over the past 6 years. Naturally, the babies thing everything I brought home is for them! Now that the babies are older and on a much more consistent schedule, I’m finding time to get back to Mrs. Lodge’s Library life and catch … Continued

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Beginning the Year: Stop Signs

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Stop signs in the library for areas that need to be re-taught at the beginning of the year.

Last year, I spent a lot of time in the beginning of the year teaching rules, expectations, and how to use the library. I did a lot of modeling, had students model expected behaviors, and we practiced signals, cleaning up, and entering and exiting the library. I usually rush through everything since we don’t have much time in the library and I want kids getting right into lessons and check out. However, after taking the time to really make sure they understand expected behaviors and how to use the library, I’ll never go back. It made such a difference and everything else went more smoothly. I spent less time repeating myself and managing unexpected behavior throughout the rest of the year. As a … Continued

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