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My last day, we had Book Club, 1st graders, time for weeding, and a chance to review many other projects, including how to make bibliographies from the catalog database for teachers and how to rearrange websites (including this one).
Right away, I turned on the computers and set up the library, helping a student make sure she did not have books checked out; she had returned a Kindle and Moon Over Manifest this morning. Another girl came in to check out Warrior Cats, one of the books I finished covering and put out yesterday!
During the Book Club meeting, I played a portion of the audiobook and we discussed the mood, length, and level description before we talked about the author’s life. One parent had seen a 60 Minutes on Lynne Cox, and Heather pulled up a video and article about an ice swim. I looked her up as well, having to use Wikipedia since her website was blocked by the school. Heather made a 2017-2018 Book List on her site and began to type up their suggestions. She also pulled up Gene Luen Yang’s site and his Reading Without Walls challenge. Some of the books we discussed were Sara Pennypacker's Pax, Riley Redgate's Seven Ways We Lie, Jack Cheng’s See You In The Cosmos, John Lewis and Andrew Aydin’s March, and Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s The War That Saved My Life. They discussed how to increase attendance and decided to change next year’s list to include a variety of YA books by genre and format.
After Book Club, Heather and I went into the office briefly and talked about our plan to make advocacy calls and emails for national and state library programs and funding. Yesterday, Heather told me the PE teacher said he thought he saw me running and recognized me from the library/school. Today, he came by the office to introduce himself.
Back in the library, Heather and I worked on using Mail Merge to create the 2017 Recommended Reading List for CAISLIN. Vicki read Elisa Kleven’s Welcome Home, Mouse and Thyra Hede’s Fraidyzoo to the 4 and a half year olds after their Early Childhood Program (ECP) presentation of plays with parents. Afterwards, I checked out their books to the kids, helping them remember to say their name and reading the title to them, and Vicki gave them their stamps before they left. She noticed that Rina Singh’s My First Book of Hindi Words did not have a barcode, so we cut a dumb bar code for it and changed updated the item ID in the catalog.
We sat together and she showed me Fraidyzoo’s ending, which has a page the kids found “creepy,” and we talked about how to address judgment in stories; we also like it because the main character’s gender is ambiguous. Welcome Home, Mouse did not have any checkouts and Vicki pulled it when weeding the picture book collection, so she asked the kids whether they would vote to keep it, and only two students said they would not!
After this, I read David Macauley’s Angelo to the 1st graders. They answered questions along the way, such as whether a pigeon could really be taught how to work with sculptures, which illustrations were a "bird's-eye view," and whether they had eaten linguini, as well as making connections from the landscape to our own. They liked the Italian inscription that Angelo creates for the bird and the page where Angelo puts headphones on the bird so it can listen to music and heal more quickly! I also taught them the song “From East to West,” which we sang together, before I walked them to their teacher near the pool for P.E.
When working on my weeding project of the 800s, I weeded 67 books (going from 800-811), then scanning them using Global Item to “discard,” and Heather emailed Connect support to delete this list from the catalog.
For the Rebels and Redcoats project, we logged into the catalog and added our titles to a “kept list,” then previewing the list before making emailing a copy of the “reading list” option to ourselves (this is a bibliography that includes annotations). She did this kind of report for trans books and sent this to the teachers.
We reviewed TRAILS; her summer practicum student and I both missed one (14/15 or 93%). She also showed me her OTS “School Library Intern Interview” questions and we reviewed my ePortfolio. I created and posted this final blog post for my practicum before we left the school; it was still busy at 5pm, a testament to its community. It has been a wonderful experience.