It feels good to get the first day of the year out of the way. Today's agenda consisted of a very long faculty meeting, composing a new Glog for my webpage and the Destiny page, and lots of decorating.
Of course the best part of the day was seeing all the wonderful people I have not seen in months. Over an unexpected breakfast provided by the Boosters Association we visited, catching up on the summer's events. We made new friends and promised to guide the many new teachers. Together we all built a path for the new school year to take. By the end of the day many teachers had set their schedules for the year.
I wish there were somethings teachers did not have to deal with during these first few days. I watched as teachers unboxed new textbooks and roled their classes' supplies down the hall. I shared the library with a crew of paraprofessionals who assembled the back to school packets for all the students. The teachers' and paraprofessionals time would be much better spent preparing for instruction rather than performing these clerical tasks. Alas, such is the life of the busy elementary teacher and his aide.
One thing this teacher-librarian would prefer not to deal with is the back-to-school headache and sinus congestion caused by the overheated laminator. Such is the life of the elementary school LMS.