Friday, October 29, 2010

Librarian Heroes

If you've spent much time on my blog you know my favorite super-hero has got to be Batgirl.  Why?  Because she is a librarian, of course. 

I have a lovely library super-hero friend named Jennifer.  This woman is truly amazing and a gift to librarianship.  I noticed she had a super-cool posting on her fb page this week--all about librarian superheroes.  Of course, being the librarian ninja that I am, I had to check it out.  You can, too...just follow THIS link.

I absolutely love to be to be a caped crusader battling ignorance on a daily basis---even when not wearing a cape. (sidebar: I just might need to purchase a cape...seriously, how cool would that be?  and I would look much better in a cape than in a ninja suit.)

Take a look at the librarian heroes will be happy to discover just how many of us there are..oh, and don't forgot those "real-world" heroes that inspire our students and teachers every single day.

Read on, gentle readers, read on!

Mrs. S

Monday, October 25, 2010

Teen Read Week 2010

Here are some photos from our Teen Read Week celebration last week.  Now that I am *almost* recovered from the week, I can post these pics!

The entire school was able to meet with Mike Wimmer, who, as always, did a fantastic job.  He really is able to reach the kids--and I'm always so amazed by his talent. That talent made it extra-special for our GT artistic kids to get to work with him in a small group setting the following day.

We also brought in the Ellen Trout Zoo---did you check out the *lovely* hissing roaches from Madagascar.  They brought the cutest little hedgehog, too!   

And then came a school favorite....our murder mystery days.  I'm actually extending our TRW activites through tomorrow in order to be able to accommodate all the ELA classes.  This year we took part in the Rock and Roll Over Dead mystery.  Great fun was had by all! 

Wrestlemania Reading Challenges went out last week, NaNoWriMo preparations are in full swing, and the school is still in the midst of our One Book, One School---The Hunger Games. 

Hopefully with all these activities each and every member of our school family will experience something wonderful and amazing. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Did I say upwards of 30?

how 'bout I counted this morning.  Over 70 students in the library. 

Life Rocks.

Friday morning--a quick note

It is 7:04 on Friday morning.  My duty doesn't officially begin for 6 more minutes and  I am fortunate enough to have administrators that realize my morning duty station needs to be in the library.  This is the calm before the storm.  I'm standing here at my circulation desk looking out over the library, and already we have 2 kids playing checkers, with 3 students watching. Two little girls are discussing a research project at on table, and 8 students are on the computers.  I have 3 that have turned in books and are busy looking for new ones.  Within about 6 more minutes I will have upwards of 30 students in my little middle school library. 

I love that my students love to be in the library. 

Life is good, my friends.  Life is good. 

Must to assist the students...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


NaNoWriMo will soon be here and this year I am SUPER excited to announce that not only will I be *once again* attempting to complete the 50,000 word goal, but that several of my teacher friends are joining me this year!

Even more exciting than this....***drum roll, please***
Our STUDENTS will be participating in the kiddo version of this magnificent event!  Wowza! 

The folks at NaNoWriMo have amazing stuff for educators working with writing and cool stuff for the kids, too...I mean, absolutely amazing stuff...and most of it is..... *get this*.... FREE!

Check 'em out at: (adult version)   (youth version)

and join us as we write the month away!  Get registered today!