Showing posts from September, 2015

Each Kindness

Stepping in to a new job can be intimidating.  There are many things you are unsure of when you first walk through those doors.  What is my library space like?  What is the collection going to feature?  Are the students going to accept me as their new librarian?  Will the staff accept me as their new colleague?  Was this a good decision?  You know you can do this.  You believe in yourself.  But still...  It is a little nerve racking.

Let me tell you about my first month at Moretown Elementary School and how each member of the community have made my fears and anxieties vanish into thin air.

Even before school started, I was invited to join a team of educators to work on personal learning projects.  This work would be implemented with fifth and sixth grade students this upcoming school year.  Right away the team welcomed me with open arms.  They were easy to work with, open, and  kind.  I immediately felt like a valued member of the team. I also laughed and had a good time in their com…