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RESOURCE TALK – BASKETBALL SCOOT BUNDLE FOR GRADES K-6 / Use my SCOOT game cards during library time to work on teamwork soft skills (AASL #3 Collaboration) and review some basics! 

Grades K-1 will work on ABC order, and they'll learn about reading book blurbs when making a selection.

Grades 4-6 will review basketball-themed text features and read more detailed book blurbs. Each of their task cards also has a challenge question that you can assign to students who may need a little extra! (The big kids’ set also includes one bonus SCOOT stop with a fast mini-round of basketball bingo!)

Each SCOOT set includes the same set of group-sorting cards with team numbers on the front and task assignments on the back. 

The SCOOT game card sets are available as singles (K-1, 2-3, and 4-6) or you can go with the money-saving bundle pictured here. 

See all the details with my TPT preview… the link is in my profile. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spring-Basketball-Library-Lesson-SCOOT-Bundle-ABC-Order-Text-Features-9156992

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RESOURCE TALK – BASKETBALL SCOOT BUNDLE FOR GRADES K-6 / Use my SCOOT game cards during library time to work on teamwork soft skills (AASL #3 Collaboration) and review some basics!

Grades K-1 will work on ABC order, and they`ll learn about reading book blurbs when making a selection.

Grades 4-6 will review basketball-themed text features and read more detailed book blurbs. Each of their task cards also has a challenge question that you can assign to students who may need a little extra! (The big kids’ set also includes one bonus SCOOT stop with a fast mini-round of basketball bingo!)

Each SCOOT set includes the same set of group-sorting cards with team numbers on the front and task assignments on the back.

The SCOOT game card sets are available as singles (K-1, 2-3, and 4-6) or you can go with the money-saving bundle pictured here.

See all the details with my TPT preview… the link is in my profile.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spring-Basketball-Library-Lesson-SCOOT-Bundle-ABC-Order-Text-Features-9156992

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RESOURCE TALK – MARCH BOOKMARKS / These bookmarks feature lions and lambs, in four designs, to help welcome March into your library!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bookmarks-for-Spring-about-March-Comes-in-Like-a-Lion-and-Goes-Out-Like-a-Lamb-9140092

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RESOURCE TALK – MARCH BOOKMARKS / These bookmarks feature lions and lambs, in four designs, to help welcome March into your library!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bookmarks-for-Spring-about-March-Comes-in-Like-a-Lion-and-Goes-Out-Like-a-Lamb-9140092

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BOOK TALK – TEN RULES OF THE BIRTHDAY WISH / Hold it! Before you blow out those candles… are YOU up to speed on the “official rules?” In this story, cute animals explain ten wishing traditions that go along with celebrating that annual trip around the sun -- at least in the U.S.!

Written by Beth Perry and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld | Copyright 2019 | Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

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BOOK TALK – TEN RULES OF THE BIRTHDAY WISH / Hold it! Before you blow out those candles… are YOU up to speed on the “official rules?” In this story, cute animals explain ten wishing traditions that go along with celebrating that annual trip around the sun -- at least in the U.S.!

Written by Beth Perry and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld | Copyright 2019 | Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

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BOOK TALK – THE NIGHT BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY / All the preparations are being made… someone is about to be celebrated! But then... the unthinkable happens – balloons pop, ice cream plops, and everything stops as a quick run to the store remedies a big mess (…and distracts the birthday child just long enough for the guests to arrive. SURPRISE!) 

Written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Amy Wummer | Copyright 2014 | Published by Grosset & Dunlap

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BOOK TALK – THE NIGHT BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY / All the preparations are being made… someone is about to be celebrated! But then... the unthinkable happens – balloons pop, ice cream plops, and everything stops as a quick run to the store remedies a big mess (…and distracts the birthday child just long enough for the guests to arrive. SURPRISE!)

Written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Amy Wummer | Copyright 2014 | Published by Grosset & Dunlap

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RESOURCE TALK – SPRING RESEARCH / Yikes... Mom needs a list! Can your littles help? This resource tackles some basic beginning research skills for your K-1 bunch that focus on the changes of spring! (The book is available on EPIC and Amazon.)

Your students will:
- Read for specific information.
- Make bullet point notes on a grid.
- Learn to cite a source.

My TPT preview has all the details, and the link is in my profile's smart.bio.

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RESOURCE TALK – SPRING RESEARCH / Yikes... Mom needs a list! Can your littles help? This resource tackles some basic beginning research skills for your K-1 bunch that focus on the changes of spring! (The book is available on EPIC and Amazon.)

Your students will:
- Read for specific information.
- Make bullet point notes on a grid.
- Learn to cite a source.

My TPT preview has all the details, and the link is in my profile`s smart.bio.

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BOOK TALK – ALEXIS’S CUPCAKE CUPID (CUPCAKE DIARIES #24) / Alexis has a crush on her best friend’s older brother, Matt – which causes all kinds of pre-teen angst as Valentine’s Day approaches. Should she tell him how she feels? Get him a card or a gift? Maybe bake him a special cupcake? (Of course, a cupcake is the one she decides on!) 

She bakes it, decorates it, and secretly leaves it on his desk… and he… never mentions it. Not a peep. (Yikes… is it her imagination or is he acting all strange around her now???) The confusion over her ignored gift causes her angst to kick into mega gear. What should she do? How should she act around him – or should she avoid him completely?!

In the midst of the turmoil comes some powerful advice from mom about where feelings of self-worth should originate! Another wise morsel in this story could be... "Don't get mad at someone before you find out if you even have your story straight!" Cute story with some good messages for crushes on and off Valentine's Day!

Written by Coco Simon | Copyright 2015| Published by Simon Spotlight

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BOOK TALK – ALEXIS’S CUPCAKE CUPID (CUPCAKE DIARIES #24) / Alexis has a crush on her best friend’s older brother, Matt – which causes all kinds of pre-teen angst as Valentine’s Day approaches. Should she tell him how she feels? Get him a card or a gift? Maybe bake him a special cupcake? (Of course, a cupcake is the one she decides on!)

She bakes it, decorates it, and secretly leaves it on his desk… and he… never mentions it. Not a peep. (Yikes… is it her imagination or is he acting all strange around her now???) The confusion over her ignored gift causes her angst to kick into mega gear. What should she do? How should she act around him – or should she avoid him completely?!

In the midst of the turmoil comes some powerful advice from mom about where feelings of self-worth should originate! Another wise morsel in this story could be... "Don`t get mad at someone before you find out if you even have your story straight!" Cute story with some good messages for crushes on and off Valentine`s Day!

Written by Coco Simon | Copyright 2015| Published by Simon Spotlight

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BOOK TALK – BUNNY WITH A BIG HEART / P.J. Funnybunny is a busy kid on the go… and he doesn’t have time to think of others.
 
- Close the door on his way outside? 
- Take his dishes to the sink? 
- Show up on time for friends? 
- Watch a movie with his little sis? 

Nah… no time for any of THAT... life is all about P.J.! Then, when a hurt ankle slows him down… he begins to notice all the things that his friends and family stop and do for HIM. Will this new realization help him change his ways?

(This bunny tale does NOT have a Valentine’s Day or Easter theme, so its gentle message could work on any day.)

Written by Marilyn Sadler and illustrated by Tim Bowers | Copyright 2023 | Published by Random House Books for Young Readers

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BOOK TALK – BUNNY WITH A BIG HEART / P.J. Funnybunny is a busy kid on the go… and he doesn’t have time to think of others.

- Close the door on his way outside?
- Take his dishes to the sink?
- Show up on time for friends?
- Watch a movie with his little sis?

Nah… no time for any of THAT... life is all about P.J.! Then, when a hurt ankle slows him down… he begins to notice all the things that his friends and family stop and do for HIM. Will this new realization help him change his ways?

(This bunny tale does NOT have a Valentine’s Day or Easter theme, so its gentle message could work on any day.)

Written by Marilyn Sadler and illustrated by Tim Bowers | Copyright 2023 | Published by Random House Books for Young Readers

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BOOK TALK – PAPER WISHES / The young boy in this story is missing somebody terribly! He dreams of traveling to go visit them by plane, train, ship, and car. Realizing his dreams are futile, he comes up with a different way to reach out to them – and he shares his sweet origami heart craft idea with the reader. Instructions included. 

Written by Tara Knudson and illustrated by Kirsty Beautyman | Copyright 2024 | Published by Capstone Editions

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BOOK TALK – PAPER WISHES / The young boy in this story is missing somebody terribly! He dreams of traveling to go visit them by plane, train, ship, and car. Realizing his dreams are futile, he comes up with a different way to reach out to them – and he shares his sweet origami heart craft idea with the reader. Instructions included.

Written by Tara Knudson and illustrated by Kirsty Beautyman | Copyright 2024 | Published by Capstone Editions

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