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Welcome! Lil' Country Librarian is a blog devoted to assisting elementary teacher-librarians and early childhood teachers/parents in finding resources quickly and inexpensively. You will find lesson plans, classroom tips, resource links and printables that will make teaching library easier and more meaningful for your students. I hope you enjoy your visit. Please come back soon!

Friday, May 29, 2020

FREEBIE + New Flamingo Paradise and Vintage Maps Decor Sets

I am loving all the vibrant tropical colors that go along with the flamingo decor for this spring and summer, so I created some editable decor templates for use at home or in the classroom. Click on the picture below to download my freebie Flamingo Paradise Editable Banner Templates! There are 36 editable banner/bunting templates! They would be lots of fun for a summer birthday party, get-together, or pool party! 

If you ever find a digital paper set you love and would like me to make some of these items for you, let me know! If you like them, I am sure others might, too! I tend to try to find digital paper sets with a variety of around 10-14 different papers. What is your classroom or library theme for next year if you are a theme-y person? ;)

Click on the picture for your freebie!




I decided I needed to branch out from some of the cutesy sets I make to a more classic set with the editable Vintage Maps decor sets below. These might even be fun in a boy's bedroom with short quotes or a child's name.







Thursday, April 23, 2020

Simple Storybook STEM: Going on a Picnic


Simple Storybook STEM: Going on a Picnic
Thursday, April 23 is National Picnic Day!

After listening to the story One Hundred Hungry Ants, complete this hundreds chart to reveal a hidden mystery picture.



(This YouTube read aloud video link will be removed from my blog after June 30, 2020, as I do not know who has been granted permission from publishers to read these stories on YouTube during COVID-19 school closures.)


{Click here  or on the picture above to get this free hundreds chart hidden mystery picture from my TpT store.} 


Book used in this activity:
One Hundred Hungry Ants
by Elinor J. Pinczes


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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Simple Storybook STEM: Jellybean Tower to the Giant


Simple Storybook STEM: Jellybean Tower to the Giant

Wednesday, April 22 is National Jellybean Day.

After listening to an excerpt of the story Jellybeans for Giants, click here to see how jellybeans are made. Then, create a structure out of jellybeans and toothpicks to help George keep from falling from the sky on his way to reach the giant.

You will need: 
toothpicks
jellybeans





Book used in this activity:
Jellybeans for Giants
by Adam and Charlotte Gullain


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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Simple Storybook STEM: Backscratcher to the Rescue


Simple Storybook STEM: Backscratcher to the Rescue

After listening to The Itchy Book create your own backscratcher to help when you have an itchy spot you can't reach.

You will need: 
ruler
plastic fork
tape

(This YouTube read aloud video link will be removed from my blog after June 30, 2020, as I do not know who has been granted permission from publishers to read these stories on YouTube during COVID-19 school closures.)


Book used in this activity:
The Itchy Book by Mo Willems


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