I'm back! Our school started back on the 10th of August and it's been go go go ever since. This year we are teaching 36 out of 40 periods and doing 10 break and lunch duties. It's full on but good. We made a lot of changes to the layout of the library before the summer and now we have a lovely reading area for our infant students and a better layout on the ground floor for juniors. We're got a classroom area for teaching library skills and for project work, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we'll have new computers and Chrome books in a few months. It's all very exciting.
I'm exhausted and aching from all the reshelving of borrowed books from the summer, and my hand has repetitive strain from cataloging and processing all the new books. But give it a couple of weeks and muscle memory will kick in.
It's good to be back. After two months of living in other people's houses and taking 4 long haul flights, I was ready to be home and to get back to work. While it may be crazy and wear me into the ground some days, I do love it.
This year we've started a new program with our Reception classes. We are visiting them every Monday with a selection of books and I get to read them stories. It's lovely to be able to get out of the library and visit the classrooms. We may be rolling this out to Nursery as well which would be good.
I ended the school year in June feeling tired but happy and I'm starting this year enthused and excited about what lies ahead.