Pete the Cat says…..
Twitter has quickly become a saving grace for the “young” (ha….only in experience,) Library Media Specialist. Uses are endless and knowledge abounds from all over these United States….sometimes even abroad. I wake up grabbing for my cellular anxiously awaiting the plethora of posts that I will be fortunate to soak in.
One of the many ideas that have connected me with incredible “Tweeps” is the Mock Caldecott Awards. Being from the GRAND state of Louisiana, we decided to make this a LA Mock Caldecott Award with three nominees. All three nominated books are by LA authors and illustrators. Absolutely a privilege to share these extraordinary and talented LA authors and illustrators with the patrons I am blessed to have walk into the Library Media Center daily. Even more of an authentic treat is having our very own resident cajun read each of these books aloud via the Lumens Ladibug document camera, projector, and a sound system that is bar none by Extron. Every little patrons face lights up and hangs on every word as she reads the stories with her down south New Orleans cajun twang.
From the library classes that come in daily to the small group sessions, collaboration is evident. Librarians, twitter peeps, Skype, blogs, etc. all lend a fantastic opportunity to learn more, see more, imagine more, DREAM more…..
Small group sessions are particularly interesting each time a student has the opportunity to have his/her voice heard in a small setting in the groovy reading room! Here we delve into what each student needs to focus on to make him/her even more confident in their daily school life.
What an honor it is to facilitate fabulous opportunities for these little patrons. What a privilege to a small part of such a BIG dream….that every child that enters the doors of the Library Media Center will leave feeling confident, loved, and especially have a larger love of reading.
So, Pete continues to hang on the door….thinking of what is next in the LMC…..surprises abound every time we turn the page…..