Happy New Year (2013)!
Another year has begun. I hope you had an enjoyable holiday. A very warm thank you to all who spoiled me for Christmas. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. I have written thank you notes to many of you, but still have a few more to write. There were a couple of gifts whose labels were missing, and I do not know from whom they came. If you do not get a note from me soon, please know that I really am grateful for your kindness, and would like to thank you personally. It would make me happy if you would please come to the library to let me know.
This second part of the school year is often even busier than the first in different ways. For library, the middle school students will be working on informative speeches and learning how to write book reviews. 4th and 5th graders will be working with reference materials, and the primary grades will be learning about characteristics of fairy tales.
I try to structure library classes for the middle school so that most of the work can be accomplished during class time. Some of the research might have to be done at neighborhood libraries and then brought into our library to be used toward completing a project during class time.
Again I thank you for your support. I enjoy teaching our students, and hope the lessons they are learning - both academic and spiritual - will be valued throughout their lives.