Category Archives: My Ramblings

My Week in Transition

This was an exhausting, emotionally draining week for me. The retiring middle school librarian had a substitute this week in the library, but she did spend a bit of time early in the week cleaning out and packing up. My … Continue reading

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Middle School, here I come!

BEWARE: This post is basically my excitement bubbling over…side-bar notes in (parenthesis) and exclamations !!! are abundant. It’s been a busy week decorating and snazzing things up at my new (to me, it’s really old and smelly) middle school library! … Continue reading

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A different kind of reflection.

While completing my undergrad program, I hated writing reflections. We were forced to “reflect” on everything, meaning we wrote a page or two of complete and total bull in order to appease our professors. Upon graduation, I looked forward to … Continue reading

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Making Plans

So I’ve basically been incoherent lately with SO MUCH going on inside my head with this upcoming move. I really enjoyed myself these last two weeks as an elementary school librarian, having fun with my students and coworkers. As I … Continue reading

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Change. And things I’ll miss.

So I haven’t blogged about my move yet. It’s been very emotional for me, even though it’s been in the works for many months. I just wasn’t ready to put it out there onto the Internet (and into reality for … Continue reading

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Thursday at LACUE

PHEW! It was a busy day at LACUE! The keynote session by Vicki Davis (aka Cool Cat Teacher) was freakin’ awesome. Here are my tweets from the keynote: The one thing I can change in my district is ME! No … Continue reading

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The Plight of the School Librarian

Librarians have it easy. I want your job. All you have to do is sit around and read books all day. It’s not like you really have to do anything in here… It’s the stigma of the school librarian — … Continue reading

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I’m, like, a celebrity these days!

So I wanted to write this beautiful, elaborate post about Banned Books Week (which is this week, YAY!), talk about #SpeakLoudly, share about the challenged books I’ve been reading, and RAVE about StorySnoops and the awesome interview they did of … Continue reading

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I <3 Banned Books!

Banned book week is coming up…Holla! I love to read banned books to see what all the fuss is about. Then I get worked up, because I know that 99 times out of 100, the person trying to ban the … Continue reading

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Stop the madness!

I feel like I’ve been sucked up into a tornado or something. The past few weeks have been CRAZY. Last week was my first official week back to work. It was also my first week of the fall semester for … Continue reading

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