Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kaddy Getuh’s Library and Resource Center Open!

It seems that all my projects are wrapping up nicely and came about in the span of these last 2 months.  The first one of these was the library project at our school.  It was finished, painted, and opened right at the end of the school year.  I asked our site mate Jessica to come down and talk to the head master and help us organize the library. Jessica has worked on a couple different libraries in her service and she helped us catalog and sort out our 750 books.  We organized the books by easy picture books, medium picture books, advanced fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, magazines and teacher resources.  Jessica also suggested having a volunteer from the village run the library instead of a teacher.  The head master took her suggestion and it is going well so far.  The kids seem to really like the library.  When I’m there kids ask me about pictures, words, and a few like to hear me read.  Especially Dr. Seuss’s ‘One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish’ which they call ‘fish fish fish’.
We color coded all the books by sections and the students and teachers both seem to be getting the hang of putting books back according to color. Thanks to everyone who sent books, they are being put to good use!
Students help to clean up

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