Memoirs of A Media Specialist Intern

Well, the time has come! My internship is officially over. Many hours of hard work has been put in and logged. I put in over 200 hours way over the 150 hours required by the university. The Media Center Handbook and Unit Plan have both been completed and turned in. When I look back, I…

Make Reading Fun With Reading Glasses

I love using props and novelty items in the library from puppets to special reading glasses. These little special touches make the library a fun and exciting place to be. I first started using these in my first grade classroom to encourage my students to read. These glasses have been quite a hit over the…

Welcome To The Pittsgrove Township Schools

I am currently a first grade teacher for the Pittsgrove Township School district where I have serve as an educator. This will be my 13th year teaching in the district and I feel honored to be part of a community so dedicated to academic excellence and student achievement. Not only am I an educator in…

April Memoirs of A Media Specialist In Training

And so my internship has come to an end!  I have put in over 200 hours which surpasses the required 150 hours of the program. It was both rewarding and exhausting, but well worth it! What better way to end my internship, than with a luncheon with my fabulous “firsties” (my first grade team).  I hosted…

My March Memoir

Here are the highlights of my March journal entries of my Media Specialist Internship. I hope you enjoy it! I put in many, many hours this month! It was a busy month at both Schalick High School and Elmer Elementary School. The Elmer Media Center went over a much needed make-over. The space now flows…

One of My Favorite Lessons During My Internship

  As I reflect on my experiences during my Media Specialist Internship, I can’t help but share one of my favorite lessons that I taught during my time as a Media Specialist Intern.  As much as I enjoyed teaching and working in the high school, my heart belongs to the elementary school. One of my…

National Library Week -April 10th to 16th

Last week, we celebrated National Library Week. And what great week it was!  From National D.E.A.R. Day on Tuesday where everyone in the entire district took time out to  Drop  Everything  And Read to our Great Poetry Race in first grade to Guess The Book in the Bottle at Schalick High School, our libraries throughout the…

Bushrod Library…Where It All Began

This is where it began for me…my love of books! Thank you to the past and present staff at Bushrod Library for all that you do and have done!  I have always loved the library!   It was love at first sight! I remember in kindergarten, we took a trip to our local library. I…

Happy Librarian’s Day!

“If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can find something to read, thank a librarian.” This goes out to those who have books in their hearts and endless stories that runs through their minds! Happy Librarian’s Day to all you wonderful librarians out there!  I hope you all had a wonderful day!…

Freshman Seminar Research Simulation

This week I worked with the freshman at Schalick High School in the Media Center. Boy, teaching high school is so much different than teaching little first graders. One, they are not as adorable as first graders. Two, they are not as eager and enthusiast about being in school. Three, they lack the energy and…

Elmer Elementary School Welcomes High Tech Tony To The Media Center

High Tech Tony promotes the being a good digital citizen with his motto—“We work with tools we play with toys”. This week in the media center first graders were introduced to High Tech Tony. High Tech Tony promotes the use of digital devices as tools and not toys. In the past, students had been used…