I volunteer in the library in the mornings before school.
In the summer before sixth and seventh grades, I participated in the book clubs the library held.
This past summer I also did a maker-space camp that Ms. Reynolds was running with Mr. Gardner. I thought it would be a nice way to get to know a seventh-grade teacher.
I didn’t realize then, like I do now, that Ms. Reynolds is my favorite teacher in the whole school.
Maybe it’s because she isn’t exactly my teacher, but really a cool adult that doesn’t give me homework.
She really trusts us to work hard and take care of our responsibilities.
I’ve had fights with my mom about getting to school early when it’s my day to be a library aide.
Like today, both my brother and my sister are staying home sick from school.
Can you believe that my mom wanted me to take the bus?
It’s my library day!
She drove me in.
I go in on days that are not mine when I can.
Ms. Reynolds says she can always count on me.
Another thing that I’ve learned from being a library aide is all about 50s music.
It’s the best thing I’ve ever heard.
You know, “Johnny B. Goode” and “Great Balls of Fire”?
I listen to it now when I get home.
Sometimes I listen for hours.
So far, there’s no song that I love that my mom or dad haven’t heard before.
I don’t think they were alive in the 50s, but they seem to know the music.
I’m really glad Lindsey and I decided to sign up for library aides this year.
I’m definitely doing it next year.