Welcome to Lil' Country Librarian

Lil' Country Librarian is a blog devoted to assisting elementary 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!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gumdrop Cases is Donating 10,0000 Cases to Special Needs Classrooms--Enter their giveaway!

Gumdrop Cases Donating 10,000 Tablet Cases to Special Needs Classrooms
Hello, readers! Gumdrop Cases is donating 10,000 of their DropTech cases to special needs classrooms across America. The program provides special needs classrooms with up to 20 free protective cases for their tablets - and up to 60 cases per school district.
Gumdrop will be giving away all kinds of cases - iPad, Kindle Fire, Dell Venue, Nexus and more. The deadline for Gumdrop Gives Back is July 31st, 2015, so enter as soon as you can!
Follow this link to enter the giveaway and learn more: http://bit.ly/gumdropgivesback. Good luck!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Helpful Tutorials to Create Your own TpT Products


So, you've decided that now's the time to start creating  products to sell on TeachersPayTeachers, but you aren't quite sure where to start. You're not alone! Many of my co-worker friends feel the same way. I have put together a list of some of the easiest YouTube tutorials to help you start you on your path to creating amazing products for sale or as freebies! Most people who begin selling have a basic idea of how to create a printable or worksheet, but not everyone knows how to make a finished product. Hopefully one of these tutorials will help you out! If you have a tutorial that you think should be added, feel free to post it in the comments and I may add it to this post. :)

This one is best for a lot of editable slides. If you only have a few slides that you want to be editable, check-out the next video. 

TPT Video Tutorial: Making Editable PowerPoints by Saving a Slides as Images for TPT Products


Friday, March 27, 2015

{FREE} Oviparous Animals Word Search Bookmarks

Head on over to my TpT store to download a copy of my FREE Oviparous Animals Word Search Bookmarks! Several of our K-3 classes are learning about life cycles this spring, so I thought this might help some of our library students while extending the learning going on in their classrooms. Click on the picture below to get your freebie! I hope this is something that will be useful for your students.

Click the picture to download your freebie!

Monday, September 8, 2014

{FREE} Page Corner Bookmark Templates

My students absolutely love bookmarks! Unfortunately, our library budget doesn't always allow for purchasing a lot of them because they are so expensive. We've been trying to create our own bookmarks this year so that students will hopefully take better care of them because they are more personalized. I came across the cutest page corner bookmark templates by doing a Google search like this one and decided to create an easy-to-use template. I hope you like it! Just click here or on the pictures below to download a free copy from my TpT store.