I know, I didn’t post about day 1, but I was tired.
Day one consisted of:
- realizing the advisory (homeroom) teacher who is using the conference room across the hall as a temporary classroom needed to actually use the library for advisory this week (that’s fine);
- a class of 11th grade History students who were mostly demanding to know if I was going to stick around this whole year (that’s the plan!);
- four classes of 9th grade History students who were very shy (with the exception of one boy who needed “a book on how to pick up women”), a few kids who just did not want to be there, and one poor girl who threw up and was escorted to the nurse by a friend;
- a bunch of kids who wandered down because one course doesn’t have a room yet, so they didn’t know where to go (back up to the office!);
- kids who thought lunch time was a good time to come down without a pass (nope);
- and one kid who clearly spent every lunch in the library last year, so he came with a pass!
Day two was a little calmer, since I had 5 hours of professional development. I still had teachers needing technology and kids who came down with passes, but it is getting pretty smooth. Students are beginning to know they need passes and I will send them out of the library if they don’t have one. I did have a speech teacher come in because she needed a small classroom space, so I’ve loaned her my group study space until she has a classroom. Tomorrow, I’m having 11th grade English classes come in to discuss genre. Hopefully they will all check out books too!
PICTURES (click the images for larger pictures sizes)
Updated graphic novel display:
Around the library: