Janet Boss

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Biography

As the librarian at Slade Elementary School, I am lucky to teach all of the students at Slade, from PreK – 5th grade.

This is my twelfth year as Slade school librarian! Before that I worked as the children’s librarian in several public libraries, and w-aaaaay back I was a researcher at a newspaper in Denver, Colorado. I have loved all my jobs and learned so much from my life as a librarian. Being at Slade Elementary School is my best job yet!

My Class Page

Lib/Lab Link

Our three guiding EXPECTATIONS in Library are:

Read

Students are encouraged to read, read, read! All kinds of fiction and informational texts, and using many different media including print books, kindle e-books, and online databases!

Research

Research involves using print and online resources. the amazing tools made available by the Wyoming State Library with GoWYLD.net are a primary focus, but students also learn about the importance of being discerning and choosing appropriate resources from the world wide web.

Explore & Create

Students of all ages learn the basics of coding, programming, and how technology impacts our lives. Makerspace and digital creation are a few of the ways students can express themselves and share what they have learned.

Lib/Lab Link

Personal Message

Feel free to come in and visit with your child’s class or anytime. Parents can check out books for  children of all ages, you just need make sure I’m here to help you check out. Contact via email or phone if you need to talk about what’s happening in library or computer lab.

I’m very excited about the Mindfulness classes that I’m teaching in collaboration with the PE teacher, Mrs. Tennant and the Guidance Counselor, Mr. Plant. Our students are learning excellent skills about self-regulation and controlling mind and body when faced with daily frustrations.

In addition to working with Slade students, I am part of the district-wide Librarians PLC. Our librarian team has been developing standards and expectations for all students in ACSD1. We’ve given presentations at state conferences, and to our local school board.

Office Hours

The Library and Computer Lab are open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm during the school year. I have lunch duty on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and after school duty on the West playground on Fridays, but I can almost always be found! Sometimes I’ll have recess duty before school, but I’m almost always here by 7:30.