Sunday, October 30, 2011

This past week I worked 8 to 1:35 on Monday, 8 to 11:40 on Wednesday and 8 to 11:40 on Friday.

It was the same thing with cataloging books and helping the students. I donated books to the library and sorted through them to see what she wanted. She wanted almost every book.
Mrs. Walsh uses Renaissance Learning to obtain AR points. Sometimes books are not on RenLearn because they have have come out and they haven't read and determined the points or they find that books aren't worth any points. Also, they can't get to every book. The more popular series come out quicker.

Educators can submit recommendations for books to be read and determined point merit. I learned this week how to do this.

In the next couple of weeks, I will be making lesson plans for the 5th and 6th graders in mythology.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

This past week I went in from 8 to 1:35 on Monday, 8:15 to 2:45 on Wednesday, and 8:15 to 2:30 on Friday. It was a normal week pretty much. More books came in and more books cataloged. I read to several classes on Friday. Also, it was Read-A-Thon week for the students and teachers. The students compete to read the most minutes and they win different small prizes per day. The class with the most minutes wins a special prize with a surprise person. The teachers compete amongst themselves (I don't know if they get prizes). Hopefully,  I get to see what the big surprise is!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Got to be in charge for a day

I only went in on Wednesday (the 7th) because the students were off on Monday for Columbus Day while the teachers had an in-service day (my supervisor didn't have to go in) and Friday was my fall break. I went in 8 to 3.
I was in charge for the day. It was quite a task! I read all the books to all the classes, made sure that all the Pre-K and kindergarten classes had their color sheets and the older students were getting their books in a timely manner. I thought the students would not be good. However, they were angels. Don't really know how they were angels!  Overall, it was a busy day and I wasn't just cataloging books all day.
Sacred Heart is starting Read-A-Thon this coming week. I think this will be a new experience. The students and teachers record how many minutes they spend reading as a fundraising. I love that they are allowed to read and have a way to read.
My favorite book I read this past week was the tongue twisting Double Trouble in Walla Walla.  Andrew Clements is the author.
Random fact: Beverly Cleary, creator of the Ramona books and an award winner, was a librarian.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Another week, more books

I went in from 8 to 1:40 on Monday, 8:15 to 12:10 and 1:00 to 2:45 on Wednesday and from 8:00 to 12:00 on Friday.
Since it is such small library, it is hard to not catalog books or read to or help the students. I completed cataloging the Nancy Drew series, Hardy Boys series and Boxcar Children series. They were on the shelves but hadn't been updated with newer AR points and levels and some hadn't been cataloged into the system. However, I get to share information about mythology with the 5th and 6th graders when November draws closer.
I also got to read to books to a few classes. My favorite books that I read ended up being the Mo Willems books about the pigeon. The pre-k classes really enjoyed the books because they are simple but enteraing.

Coming up: Read-A-Thon and Book Fair. There is a surprise baseball player visit in connection with Read-A-Thon. Even Mrs. Walsh doesn't know who the baseball player.

More about Mo Willems and his Pigeon:

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

More cataloging and a bulletin board

On Monday, I went in from 8 to 1:40. On Wednesday, I went in from 8 to 9:15 then from 11:22 to 2:50 and on Friday from 8:10 to 1:50. This past week, I did more cataloging. Basically, Mrs. Walsh is one woman with 2 kids and not enough time to catalog everything. I don't mind cataloging because it really does help her out a lot. One of us can read to a class while the other is working on books. Next week, we begin to conquer to Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Boxcar Children books (which there are about 40 to 50 books in each series).
On Wednesday, I created a bulletin board for the display case right outside of the library.  My theme was Coming Attractions. These are movies that coming out in the next few months or the next couple of years that are based on books.
The movies are:
Hugo (based of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick)
War Horse (based on War Horse by Michael Morpurgo)
The Hobbit (based on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Hunger Games (based on The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)  
The following pictures are of the bulletin board display.