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Observations

It is much cooler now and I am happy. I did an observation at a high school library yesterday morning. I watched a junior English class learn how to do citations. Since when do classes have to be taken to a library for that? In my day, the teacher of the class did that him or herself and we were taken to the library only to use the library’s resources and taught how to, of course. Is this how it is now? Overall, I have mixed reviews about the experience. On one hand, I think I’m more compatible with juniors over kindergarten students but I think that observation was more fun for me. You can probably draw on your own experiences of high school during the last couple weeks to guess why. Here’s an interesting twist: a friend, hearing about my observation of the elementary school called last night and arranged for me to visit her school’s library. I do that tomorrow morning. I hope I remember and am not just fixated by the exam/interview I have tomorrow evening...

Recently, we watched the …

SW Musings and a Bit More

I really don’t have much to say but I had some free time so I figured I’d blog. The other day, my mother wanted to see Star Wars again so we went. It was, of course, just as good the second time. Besides the fact Aunt Beru really let herself go, a couple things still bothers me: I realize Obi Wan wouldn’t recognize the Droids at first we they meet up in ANH since astromech and protocol droids look alike but wouldn’t he remember the names? And Artoo’s memory wasn’t erased apparently so why hadn’t "he" ever related the story or something especially the part about how C-3PO was created. I can imagine the twins asking about their mother between movies but it might have been nice to have let the audience in on what they were told especially since the discussion of it in the novels turns out to be crap.

Last night, we went to see the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom. It was about this middle school ballroom dance competition in NYC. I admit that really don’t like most documentaries but…

Ugh. It's Getting Hot Again.

Greetings! I’ve been meaning to post for awhile now but every time I’m in the mood something comes up. Also, it seems that my personal life is what interests you readers so I had to wait until something of interest came up.

Today, I observed library at a local elementary school on the invitation by a friend of a friend. (Who know networking could get so complicated?) I got a tour and observed story time with a kindergarten class and then watched them check- out books. It was an interesting and informative morning. Currently, I am not certified to work in a school library (I should clarify that for the neophytes that read this that college libraries, though schools are referred to as academic libraries.) But I’m entertaining the possibility of getting such certification now that I know my student teaching can actually be done in a library setting as opposed to a classroom. Since I already have a master’s degree, the thinking is it may only be a few courses. I would love more input on th…