Pine Street was bursting with red and pink hearts on Valentines Day. A planned Grandparent's Day luncheon and class parties added to the energy. I can't believe that I have already reached Day 10 of my internship journey. It has been a great experience so far!
The 2nd grade "Pirates" as I like to call them completed their pirate research today. Lee Anne asked me to go over guidelines for doing booktalks as they have a very special mission next week. The students were given preview titles to read and review in preparation for the Scholastic Book Fair. They will write and record brief Reading Rainbow style booktalks. In fact, we watched a few clips of Reading Rainbow book talks as examples.
2nd grade classes got to vote for their South Carolina Picture Book Award nominee and I read some of the winning titles from previous years, Hot Rod Hamster and Sweet Tooth. Lee Anne read Sweet Tooth adding lots of voices and getting laughs from the kids. This taught me to always read over the read-aloud choices in advance, making the reading process more seamless.
Next week I am collaborating with a 2nd grade teacher as her class begins a research project. We will start with a note-taking lesson and then move on to making a digital product about a leader in African-American history.
The days are speeding by and I look forward to even more learning during the second half of my internship. I am so thankful that I am getting to learn alongside an experienced media specialist and getting the opportunity to practice the skills that I will need to be successful.