|Lots and lots of Korean books|
|Oh No! The boxes are still here ...|
Ms. Sheryl asks if I'd mind reading to a P2 class who's about to come in. Oops, how am I going to find a book that's appropriate? What unit were they doing again? It's "who we are"and the teacher is talking about feelings and emotions in the classroom. I have a quick look through the picture books - luckily Ms. Sheryl has sorted them between Nursery to P2 and P3-6, so I can hit the right shelves. No catalogue means no quick look up, and no shelf labeling or organisation means taking the books out a pile at a time and manually looking through them. I find a nice little book about Anger and another about a boy who can't sit still in class and put them aside. Then I go back to my library exploration tour and find a pile of PYP books hidden in the back. Sort those out to put them on the front (ex-Korean) shelf. But in walk the kids - oops there goes my sorting and lots of little hands grope the piles with "can I have this one, what's this ..." the teacher quickly gets into action and announces that they're going to get a story and I start with the "can't sit still one" which works a treat for getting them seated and listening. The Angry book gets lots of (solicited) information about tiresome younger and older siblings and how they manage feeling mad.
Then they're let loose to borrow some books, which they then have to write down on a borrowing list. Yup, we're very manual for the time being.