Thursday, June 14, 2018

Library Volunteer

Mica's continuing to volunteer at the library a few hours a week. He collects zip codes for their Read to a Dog Program.

The teacher in me already had to get after him. We went to pick him up, and he was on his cell phone checking something. I said, "Mica you're at work. No cell phone!" He said, "Mom they don't care." I said, "I do. Get off it!"

Otherwise I think volunteering is good for him!

The boy has already read his Summer Reading hours. I'm making him wait to cash in for prizes until Isaak gets there. 

I signed the boys up for a few things through the library. 

Babysitting Class:

Mica took a 2nd Babysitting Class. He wasn't too excited about joining in because he took it last year. I said, "You may learn something new. A refresher is good for anyone." 

He came out of the class thanking me. He said he did learn a lot. I guess the girl that headed it up was a different person than his other class. 
  • He learned different games to play with different ages of kids. 
  • They talked about how a lesson is more important than discipline. Example: Instead of taking something away, explain why what a kid did was bad. Then they know not to do it again. That's not to say that they shouldn't be disciplined, but have a lesson first.
  • He learned more First Aid. He's not certified with it, but knows how to deal with certain situations. 
Cupcake Decorating Class:

I kind of thought Mica may not want anything to do with cupcake decorating, but Isaak wanted to take the class when I brought it up. They could choose between just frosting and sprinkles, making a rainbow with an Airhead Strip of Candy, or a Sunflower with the center being a small Oreo. 

Isaak picked the Sunflower. He was happy to eat it afterwards.

We have a few more classes underway:
  • Didgeridoo for Isaak
  • Teen Movie Night (Possibly)
  • Chess (Possibly)
  • Ukulele Lessons

I say possibly because some we didn't have to sign up for all the classes. It's more like you just show up. 

Are you active with your public library?


~ Noelle said...

They are both in daycare this summer.... I hate it. But I have to work. At least Brixton gets to go swimming and skating each week.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Now that the girls are older, they don't do these activities anymore and it makes me sad. I am glad that Isaak is so receptive to trying all new classes and repeat a few older ones. I really dig Mica's shirt.

Mandy said...

Those sound like some great activities for the boys to be involved in this summer. I love the cupcake class! Isaak's cupcake looks awesome! And I need Mica to share some of his babysitting insight with me. I'm also looking for new games and "discipline ideas". The worst is when kids repeat an offense and I'm not quite sure how to handle it differently than the first time to make sure they understand the rules are there to protect them.

Ai Sakura said...

It's great that your library has so many activities that kids can get into. Ours usually just have some craft workshops, but nothing like movie nights or ukelele classes!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

Those are wonderful classes you have there, Alissa. Bo got voluntary works at the mosque and community center for his honor roll. Bravo Mica et Isaak

mail4rosey said...

It's fun and super convenient that you can walk in to the classes. Ours fill up so fast. Some of the weeks of camp filled up too, which is a big bummer.


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