Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Volunteering Today

Today, I was volunteering at the __ JHS .

Nothing much happened today. All I did was shelve some books and did some other menial admin tasks for the teacher librarian.

I asked Mrs. F. about the ESL program at the school, and what I learned was that it's almost non-existent. As the English teacher, she has to take care of all the ESL students in her class. This makes it virtually impossible for the lower level ESL students to learn any English in class becuase Mrs. F. simply does not have enough time. I asked her if she would be okay with me giving lessons to the ESL students, and she said she's perfectly fine with it. I'm really looking forward to this.

For "Sue," I hope to give her more practice at speaking English. She is very shy by nature, and with English being a foreign language to her at this point, she really needs to be held by the hand every step of the way - initially. I want her to feel comfortable with hearing herself speak English, so that she can recognize her own sounds.

There are other students, but they seem to be at a higher level, so I'll have to see what I can do with them.

I went to visit the Book Fair again today and I bought a book called The Stable Where Jesus Was Born. It is written by Rhonda Gowler Greene, and the illustrations are by Susan Gaber. I saw it on Monday, but I was not sure if I wanted to buy it. Today, I saw it again, and the pictures look so beautiful, I just had to get it. I also got another heart-shaped ladybug notepad. It's really cute! I also got 3 more pencils with a velvet covering and 1 bookmark.

I am proud to let Greicy know that I did not buy up the entire book fair, and yes, I did leave the kids with a lot of stuff to buy. =P

1 comment:

chasezgranger said...

LOL...Thank God you left something for the children.

You are very nice to be helping "Sue" out. Hopefully they'll hire you full-time after seeing how committed you are to the students. :)