Day five was filled with lots of student interaction. I helped two teacher cadets brainstorm on an interactive element to go with a literary unit. The girls have written a story and are making it into a Big Book. Later this semester they will get to work with K-2nd grade students and actually use their story unit. The students at Dorman have so many opportunities to explore their career interests - a big change from when I was in high school!
Every semester the library has a rotation of student helpers. I got to help train some new helpers which helped me get a refresher course on all the sections. DHS has such a big library (24,000 materials!) that I am still finding new sections after 3 weeks.
A government/econ class was making a group video project about college tuition and they recruited me to be interviewed. I was impressed with their professionalism and got to express my humble opinion that, yes, college tuition is rising too rapidly.
During 4th block, Mrs. P-G's government class worked on a project about the Bill of Rights. We suggested that the students use Discus and research databases instead of general internet search engines.
Next week is Banned Book week and the BYOB lunch club. I look forward to more adventures with Melanie, Cathy, and all the DHS gang!