I am remiss.
(In so many things.)
But in this one regard, I am very remiss.
I promised my students and their families insight into what a school librarian does during the summer. You know what I am talking about, I am sure you have gotten the question as well:
"What do you do during the summer when you are not teaching and engaged in shared literature experiences with your students?"
(Okay, I may have added a bit to the typical question, but you get the drift.)
This is the longest time I have gone without blogging in quite a while. It feels strange: at once like hopping back on a bicycle and yet as if greeting an old friend (a familiar friend, but an old friend who requires some catching up).
SO, what have I done in the last month? I have:
~said goodbye to another year of teaching, which includes closing up a school library,
~wished 425 students a summer full of reading adventures,
~attended the American Library Association Conference in Anaheim,
Wait...that last one needs something more...
~attended the American Library Association Conference in Anaheim (you will hear more about this),
~painted a room at my parents' house,
~helped clean the garage and found some old treasured toys
and most importantly ....
This is the greatest gift summer bestows: the time to read. I read during the school year, but summer reading is leisurely.
So, please forgive me if my blogging is sporadic. It only means that I am likely off reading, or, equally as fun, engaged in hiking, biking, photographing, catching up with friends or simply sitting and looking out upon the world.