Where does the time go? Of course, looking at the pictures of me in 7th and 8th grade that are almost half of an official antique, I should know the answer! (These pictures also explain a whole lot about my current wardrobe!)
What did we do in twenty days?
- 150 Language Arts class visits
- 25 research class visits
- 250 books checked out per day
- 450 new books processed and ready to roll
- Lots of Chrome Book use, which involves help
There are always statistics to tabulate, but they don't really measure what I DO. They don't take into account:
- Spending lunch helping a student write a poem for class, and having her say at the end "I think I GET poetry now!"
- Putting a payment plan together for a student who has lost an elementary book, with the result that the student now visits me every day to "check in".
- Discussing first impressions with one of my helpers and assuring him that with all the boys in the 8th grade, it's unlikely his teacher doesn't like HIM.
- Helping teachers who are younger than I am with their computer problems. Ha!
This also doesn't include all the time I spend outside of school hours reading, writing reviews, and connecting with authors, publicists, and other librarians and teachers. Teachers have to spend a lot of time grading, and I don't HAVE to do all of the work I do, but it does make it much easier to do my job.
Hope everyone's school year is going well!