WOW! Today Karen Harmon and I shifted the ENTIRE non-fiction section. That is about 20,000 books that we moved about 1 row over. We did that to make room for the ever growing graphic novel section. Yeah for graphic novels! It also gave us the opportunity for reorganizing some of the shelves. Some of them were split in strange places. I also suggested that for shelves that held high interest topic, we add labels for easy perusing.
Yesterday and Today I had the privilege of working at the Plano West Senior High Library again. These were summer school classes which is interesting to see at the high school level. One of the highlights was speaking to a former student at my school.
I went to Barron Elementary today to earn some more mentor hours. I really enjoyed my time there. It was hard work but very helpful. I really liked working with the librarian here, Ellen Peralta. She has a teacher-ness about her. You can really tell she loves teaching. She made me feel relaxed. I was nervous about covering the book with a Mylar cover.
One book that the whole school reads: teachers and students. How powerful could that be? Then they created a project based on the theme of the book.
One of my life goals, bucket list items has been accomplished! I am a published, PAID author!! Someone paid me for a short story I wrote! It is, of course, a fantasy story. It is about a boy with Autism. Thing is though, having Autism doesn't mean what you think it means. You don't know the half of it! Read the story to find out.
I've been thinking a lot about what I will do when I have a library of my own. One of the main functions of a librarian is communication. I've been thinking how I could best do that.
This was a project for INFO 5420 Youth Literature. I had to read some award winning books for this class. (oh tragedy. LOL!) One of my students recommended this one to me. I'm glad I listened to her. Thanks Kate K!
Module 4 Realistic Fiction Draper, Sharon. Out of my Mind. 2012. Atheneum for Young Readers. 320pp. $7.99 ISBN 978-1416971719 Melody is brilliant but only her parents believe this because she has Cerebral Palsy and has no way to show everyone her intelligence. She is determined to show the world that she is more than the … Continue reading Youth Literature: Realistic Fiction
Module 3 Picture Books Willems, Mo. Waiting is not easy. 2014. Hyperion Books for Children. 57pp. $9.99 ISBN: 978-1423199571 Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, the elephant, but they must wait a very long time, all day long, and Gerald finds waiting extremely difficult. He wonders what it could possibly be. Piggie says it is … Continue reading Youth Literature: Picture Books
Module 2 Informational & Biography Saujani, Reshma. Girls Who Coded: Learn to Code and Change the World. 2017. Viking Books for Young Readers. 176 pp. $14.39. ISBN: 978-0425287538 This book teaches and illustrates how computers work, how coding is done for video games, robots, and websites. It describes the coding process from brainstorming, storyboarding, writing … Continue reading Youth Literature: Informational & Biography