We had an amazing first week back at school!
- Seeing so many kids after the long summer! We were busy checking out a LOT of books and hearing stories about summer fun and reading. Nothing beats coming to work at 7:30 and finding a kid waiting outside the door to get to his “favorite place at school,” the library. Softens the blow of having to get up early after a summer of sleeping in!
- Some introductory visits to the library for our new 5th graders. We gave them the basic information about checkout, returns, holds, etc.; did some book blitzing (rapid book recommendations from all three librarians–this was so much fun!); and let them browse a bit and check out the space. We’ve seen much of the 5th grade this week and will see the last 2 classes on Tuesday.
- The Makerspace is already alive with activity. We’ve had tinkering and SEW for SOSing every day during activity periods and recess, and once activities start up, we hope to have a number of organized “classes” in the space, including coding with Scratch; sewing; eTextiles; and paper circuits. We can’t wait to see what the kids come up with this year!
- The SEW for SOS kids were interviewed by a reporter this week (more later, once it airs and I can link to it). They had lunch in the library while they waited for the reporter to arrive (special treat–we don’t typically eat in there!), so we could be sure they had a chance to eat without missing class. I snapped a few photos while they were eating.
All in all, it was a terrific first week!
I (Mrs. LaMontagne) am hoping to blog regular reflections on my personal site, librarianinthemiddle.wordpress.com, so if you are interested in more details about the goings-on in the library, check it out!