Today's Hours: 7 Total Hours: 60 Hours remaining: 40
On Tuesday, I prepared a worksheet of songs and books about trees for the Little Readers program, picking up a few books from the public library in addition to reading the books I chose from the Old Trail collection. This morning, I edited the design and printed copies, although I will not be presenting this program until next week.
Heather and I talked with a student’s father, who came in to ask about information literacy and library skills. His son is in 7th grade and started at Old Trail in 6th grade.
The fire alarm went off so we held the parent book club discussion of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman in the parking lot; I had the audiobook version from the public library and shared my connection to Wit and Stranger than Fiction.
We reviewed her curriculum again as she showed me her unit maps; I learned about Librarian of Basra (freelibrary.org/onebook, MathFlix challenge) with the book and graphic novel, and a fantasy unit using A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back by Ursula K. Le Guin with a fantasy chart and coloring sheet. She shared the documents with me via Google Drive and I kept a hard copy as well. We also went over her lesson with 4th graders on poems for multiple voices in April, which was similar to Dr. Michelle Martin’s workshop at the 2017 Virginia Hamilton Conference. I enjoyed seeing her use of Who’s on First by Abbott and Costello, and searched the URL www.escapadedirect.com/whosonfirst.html from her sheet to find the PDF. We also looked at Old Trail’s version of a “Reading Interest-A-Lyzer ©,” including the data and charts that are created from the students’ responses.
During lunch, we facilitated Newspaper Club and printed the first copy of the edition for students to edit.
In the afternoon, I helped a Kindergarten class check out books and Heather taught me more about SIRSI Dynix. I then started organizing, reviewing, grading, and submitting the 5th grade students’ book trailers.
I also registered for Infopeople’s webinar, The Art of Coding on April 27th, 2017, 12pm Pacific time.