#ShelfChallenge – Day 1

Well the day has finally come, I am supposed to start my #shelfchallenge today.  I didn’t get off to a great start.  I have book fair  for most of the morning and then spent the rest of the school day working on finishing the yearbook.  The yearbook is due today and I need one more day.

That said, I did make a short video to show you my assigned section, the “S” everyone or “easy” section.  I did grab the first few books to take home with me to read tonight.  My father just called to remind me that my Aunt and Uncle are visiting and to report to his house.  It’s like the universe if trying to keep me from reading but I plan to read some if not all of the ones I brought home so I may have another post later tonight.

Soooooo, enjoy my video (one take rule) and I will report in later.  Hope everyone else’s first day of the challenge was more productive than mine!

Books Read: 0

Okle : )



Thanks Isaac

Thanks to Isaac I didn’t have to go to school today.  Since my school is in Tampa we were lucky that Isaac decided to travel more to the west.  All we got were some heavy rains.

I got more time today to read some of my favorite blogs and decide to start one for myself!  I titled it One School Librarian because, well that’s what I am!  Like many school librarians, or media specialists, I am alone at my school.  I’m lucky that I teach in a very large district.  We have a wonderful supervisor who is  just for elementary media and great inservices offered in district.  We also communicate daily with school email and get together once a month with our area PLC.

Even with all these wonderful resources I have started branching out to read what others are doing in the U.S. and all over the world.  I have gotten more active reading twitter accounts of educators and librarians and joining some different online PLN’s to be more connected.  I’m looking forward to exploring more this year and recording my thoughts and observations here.

Here’s to a connected year!