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!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fresh and fun blog makeover for the new school year!

I have been so inspired by all the Periscope teacher-bloggers over the last few weeks that I decided to give myself a blog makeover today. I needed a fresh and fun design for the new school year. Please be patient with me as I transition from one image to another on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, my TpT store, etc. It was so much fun to spend a little time on my branding. ;) Okay, it took me more than a little amount of time because I have apparently forgotten how to do everything since the last blog makeover I did.

Yesterday, I created a new watermark that I hope to start using on all my pictures, too. I realize I have been a bad little blogger!

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!