Monday, September 6, 2010

And so it begins...

This school year has gotten off to an excellent beginning.  For starters, I have a new administrative team all the way around.  I loved working with the previous administrators, but I am really enjoying the new group, as well.  So far, everyone has been very supportive of the library program--for which I am ever so grateful.  We now even have a librarian as our administrative liason to Central Office.  Cool stuff.

I've prettied up the library--two pics of some of my display areas are in today's post---the pirate-y one here and then a books to movies one.  I've catalogued what feels like a million or so books. 

I've passed out equipment and placed initial orders.  I've seen 22 classes thus far and am gearing up for another incredibly full week of library fun.  And maybe fitting in a bit of time to catch my breath and blog regularly again! 

My summer felt really hectic, but I have to admit I am really feeling all my activities right now.  I have piles of Lone Star hopefuls in my living room just waiting to be read (we use the boxes right now as our version of a baby gate--that's how many I have!)  I have some book reviews to write, and some plans to make for our One Book, One School kick-off in October along with the culminating activity of a Hunger Games Day.  I have Teen Read Week to prepare for--including a visit with illustrator Mike Wimmer.  I have the other "hat"  I wear at work--Gifted and Talented coordinator--to prepare for.  Did I mention my Girl Scout troop starts meeting again this week, my older daughter's dance class starts up again tomorrow night, I have a 15 month old and a hubby in grad school?  We won't go into the daily grind details that we all also share. 

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my job, and so it is tough for me sometimes to remember to cut myself a little slack.  To be okay with not doing everything perfectly.  To allow myself to be human.  Like I've mentioned before I'm a work in progress.  ;)

Thanks for sticking with me through the writing desert that is the beginning of a new school year.  I appreciate you guys more than you know!

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate you more than you know! I love love love you! My library ninja!