I am interning at the Kingsessing Public Library in Southwest Philadelphia. I am interning there from 2pm-4pm. I am mentoring both elementary kids and middle schoolers, however I am mainly mentoring elementary school kids. I started for the first time last week. I really enjoyed it! It was so fun. I worked with two sixth graders and a fifth grader. They were all boys and had me laughing the entire time. They had alot of stories about what school was like, and joked around alot. However, I made sure that they got their homework done and did their work while they talked and laughed. I also met a Teacher Assisting Leader. Her name was Ms. Kelly. She just finished college, and is going to be helping the kids with their homework as well. She is really sweet. She also helped keep the boys focused while we did work.
I've been going to the Kingsessing library for years, they have so many fun programs and movie nights that are really fun. I've also known most of the staff my whole life. They have a learning after school program called LEAP, which is where I am interning. I also have experience working and babysitting kids so I wasn't worried. I am really looking forward to next Wednesday, seeing and working with the kids again. I also look forward to the fun arts and crafts activities I do with them after they are done their homework. So far, the thing that stands out to me so far, is the firs day of my intern and how fun it was. I think that is important that I establish a could connection with each of the kids I am going to be mentoring, so that they can feel comfortable when asking me for help.I also think that t is important that I act mature but also have fun and have a good time. I'm 15 but, I have alot to learn! I look forward to continuing my internship here. I love the fact that it is a combination of three things I love to do : talking, helping, and working with kids.