This past week, I welcomed students and parents to their library during Back to School Night. Many of the Kindergartners--and parents--who visited appeared amazed at all the books, but even more astonished at all the fantastic materials and building sets in the MakerSpace.
Then, I visited my own children's new classrooms and teachers during Back to School Night at their school. The twins are terribly excited to start their adventures in first grade.
I share such excitement for the school year. Last year was my first as the School Librarian. I was filled with anxiety from the first day to the last. This year I feel completely different so far. Anxiety has turned to enthusiasm. Now I have a much clearer understanding of my position and all it entails. Plus, I possess at least a modicum of confidence in what I seek to accomplish with students and colleagues along with the directions I envision for their library.
In fact, my Principal told me this week that the library is really starting to look like mine. It was a very nice compliment and a great boost for beginning the new school year.