Friday, November 30, 2007

HEY, Library Lady..........

Today, I enjoyed the thrill of getting to be a librarian for the day. I have had several people mention to me that I would be good at it. I do love books, which is an interesting comment for a former dyslexic child. I did not have the easiest time learning to read but when I did I read everything I could get my hands on. I loved the library as a child and I think the poor librarian probably knew me better than she wanted to. I know I could do it and do it well. But I am sure I would miss the regular classroom too much.

I had a fabulous day in the library! I got to talk books, re-shelve books, discuss an author visit, talk about the internet and get an idea of what students are reading. A day all about books is a wonderful day indeed!

Here are a few books that the students shared with me:

The only one I have read personally is A Wrinkle in Time. I loved it when I read it. I put Princess Academy and Bella at Midnight on here because they looked good. Follow My Leader was recommended by a 5th grader. He said that it was his second time reading it. Any book a student will read twice is worth reading, in my opinion. The Invention of Hugo Cabret looks interesting. I read a few reviews on Shefari about it. They mentioned that it was thick but a fairly quick and easy read. Freddy and the Ignormus was also recommended by a 5th grader. She described the books as mystery books where all the characters are animals.

I loved my day as a librarian and no one even called me the Library Lady.


IMC Guy said...

I switched from 3rd grade to the library. There are times when I miss the classroom as well. However, being the library media specialist is kind of nice. It's a lot more relaxing than the classroom at times, but I certainly miss having my "own kids."

carjug said...

Former Dyslexic?
Please give my website, a workout for 15 minutes, then E-mail me some comments and suggestions for additions to the site.
Great Book on tape: The Lord of the Rings, NPR edition available from
Read Coraline by Neil Gaiman. It will scare the beans hot right out of peppers!