Sunday, September 26, 2010

Week 1-Brandon Public Library

I hung out at the Brandon Public Library on Wednesday and Friday of this week.  It is an awesome library.  I stayed in the children's department with Rachel Nowell and Jessica Bilbo.  On Wednesday I watched Jessica do preschool storytime.  She had around 20 kids and about 6-8 adults.  The theme was "My Favorite Books."  Jessica read her books and they sang and danced.  After they got done with that each child made a bookmark that they could take home and put in their favorite book.  The children seemed to love it and most were very well behaved. On Friday they usually don't schedule any programming.  Jessica was off so Rachel showed me many interesting things.  She actually has storytime planned for the next 3 years!!  She is the most organized person that I know.  I will be back there tomorrow and I believe that tomorrow there will be 2 "Baby and Me" storytimes.  I'm excited to see the little ones and see how they react!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Final Week @Mize Attendance Center

This week I completed my final hours at Mize.  It was a very good experience overall and I can see myself in that type of job position. It's amazing how fast the last 4 weeks went by.  I am so excited to begin the last 75 hours at the Brandon Public Library!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pictures of Mize Attendance Center Media Center

Practicum-Week 3

I had a short week at Mize this week because of the Labor Day holiday.  I was there on Wednesday and Friday.  On Wednesday it was library day for one class of kindergarten, one class of first grade, one class of second grade, two classes of third grade, and one class of fourth grade.  I read the book Inch by Inch to kindergarten and first grade.  I read Officer Gloria and Buckle to second grade, and I read Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears to third and fourth grade.  They all seemed to enjoy the books.  After each class left there was a lot of straightening to be done!  Mrs. Hughes discussed budget issues with me.  She said that the budget comes from the central office and that she has usually received it by now, but that she hasn't yet.  She wants to order new books and things for the library but until she gets the budget she can't do that.
Friday was Jr. High day.  Sixth and seventh graders were in and out all day.  They were all very rowdy and most did not care about checking out a book.  They seemed more excited about the upcoming pep rally and football game than anything else.  They seem to be messier and louder than the lower grades, so once again the afternoon was filled with more shelving and straightening!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Week 2

Week 2 at Mize Attendance Center is over.  This was a long week!!  I stayed a total of 20 hours this week.  On Monday I stayed until 12:30 and Wednesday and Friday I stayed the whole school day.  When the kindergarten class came on Monday I read them the book Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten.  After we read the book I had them each a sheet of paper with their name typed on it.  I told them they could practice their name or draw an animal from the book.  They seemed to love this.  Some of the kids were excellent artists!  After they got done drawing we watched a short video based on the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  The children really seemed to like all of these activities.  For 4th and 5th grade Mrs. Hughes read a book called Once Upon a Motorcycle Man.  It was sort of a fractured fairy tale and the classes discussed the different elements that make up a fairy tale.  On Wednesday I did the same activity with the other kindergarten class and Mrs. Hughes did the fairy tale activity with the 3rd and 4th grade classes that came.  The 1st and 2nd graders watched a movie.  Friday is jr. high and high school but their teacher only brings them every other week and she had brought them the week before, so Friday was a pretty quiet day.  One class of 6th graders and one class of 7th graders came in to check out books for book reports.  They were super rowdy!  I think they were excited for the 3 day weekend.  I know I was.  So Friday was spent straightening shelves and straightening the library and helping the 6th and 7th graders find appropriate books for their book reports.  Overall, I had another great week at Mize Attendance Center.