Welcome to Lil' Country Librarian

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!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

FREE Substitute Activities and Lesson Plans for K-6 Library Classes

Since my elementary school is in-person/seated at this time, I am doing Library on a Cart for the foreseeable future. With the unknowns that can occur at any time and with the possibility of being quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure, my goal is to have several weeks worth of substitute lesson plans ready in case I would need to be absent and not have time to plan. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on sub plans and I wanted to try to keep the ideas super simple and easy for a sub to complete with my classes since they have to go into 21 different classrooms throughout the week and will not likely complete check-in/out. I thought this might be beneficial for some of you, as well. 

I added multi-age resource links, book specific links and fillers. Click on the picture below to take you to the Google Slide with resource links. This document will be a work in progress, so be sure to check back often. 


I also included a link to a Google Form to complete if you have any resource or lesson plan links you'd like to submit. 


Here's to hoping we never have to use these, but staying hopeful that we'll be prepared if necessary! :) 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

{FREE Printable} Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea

I cannot wait to have my Kindergarten students later this coming week so I can read Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea and illustrated by Zachariah Ohora! I feel like the kids will absolutely love it! It's a great way to just take all the embarrassment out of the way right up front with the littles! ;) I needed a quick activity to go with making predictions, so I came up with a free printable (at the bottom of this post) to go along with the book.

I love that Bob Shea has a book trailer and a read-aloud on YouTube for this story, too! With kiddos having to spread out so far in their classrooms for in-person learning right now, this will be perfect for me to project for them to watch. (I will be doing push-in/library on a cart classes for the foreseeable future, like many of you.)

Enjoy! 





Click here or on the picture below to download a free PDF copy of this activity. 

Emoji clip art by Pic n Mix can be found here  

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

25% off my TpT Store for Back to School

Just in time for Back to School, my entire TpT store is on sale for 25% off! My products are already listed at 20% off and when you use the code BTS20, you'll get an additional 5% off! Now is a great time to move the items from your Wish List to your cart for amazing savings! 

Be sure to visit Lil' Country Librarian for lots of decor, activities, task cards, editable resources and digital resources! 

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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.