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Discussion in 'Library/Media Teachers' started by Mldouglas, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Mldouglas

    Mldouglas Comrade

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    I am wondering if someone can help me. I am a substitute teacher licensed in grades 1-6. As a sub I can sub in any situation regardless of my license. I took a two day job as a media specialist/librarian because I know the teacher that I would be subbing for. Anyway, I took the job thinking it was an illness/personal leave type job. The plans she left were a bit sketchy and really did not take up all of the students alloted time. I found out on the second day of the sub assignment that the teacher I was filling in for had actually taken a regular classroom assignment that opened up in the district. So I may be in the position a little longer than I originally thought. I am just wondering if anyone can steer me in the direction of games or activities that I can do with the students so that they are not just sitting and reading their library book during their alloted time. Lucky for me today another sub who has done this job before came in to volunteer with me until her sub job started and she was able to give me some ideas on things to do with the kids but those ideas are only going to last for another day or so and I am assuming that I am in this position until the district hires another media specialist.

    Thanks,

    Mldouglas
     
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    How long do you see each class?

    Is your book checkout system automated or do you still use the card catalog?

    How often do you see each class?

    What grade levels do you have?

    Do you have a smartboard or Mimio or anything?

    Is there a computer lab in the LMC?


    I can def. help you out and maybe email you some things, let me know how your program is first.
     
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    PCDiva,

    I do have a smart board and I know how to use it. The the classes are 30 minutes. I see everything from Kindergarten up to 5th grade. The district is on an 8 day specialist cycle this week so I will actually be seeing several classes twice this week. Our system is totally computerized is on the computer. I also have access to the computer lab and a copy machine if I need it.

    Thanks,

    Mldouglas
     
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    Hmm, 30 minutes is quite short if you factor in the 10-12 minutes for students to select and check out books.

    Its not impossible though. Since we are so ELA focused here in NY, many of my lessons are read alouds with a writing response, sequencing activity, etc. I personally make what ever worksheets I need to go with the read aloud I chose, PM me your email and I can send you some- I have a bunch for fall/halloween themed read alouds.

    This is a really good game the 4th and 5th graders can play in the computer lab...they have a lot of trouble with the decimals- knowing what would come first 398.2 or 398.1111, etc. so I usually do a quick mini lesson on that....you can use smartboard and do together a couple rounds. http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~valmstrum/s2s/utopia/library4/src/library4.html
     
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    Since you know the previous teacher I'm sure you could talk to her in person about the lesson plan.
     

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