Week 39 @npeslearningcommons

It’s over! The 2013 – 2014 school year ended with LOTS of tears. We “graduated” the first group that has been with us since Kindergarten. I really did not think it would be as hard as it was to see those little people go – but, oh my! There wasn’t a dry eye at the ceremony. Of course, after everyone was out of the building, the excitement of SUMMER hit me, and I felt better 😉

The last week was short (student’s last day was Wednesday) and my time was taken up with getting ready for 5th grade graduation, helping with Field Days, and trying to wrap up annual reports. I never did finish the annual reports, so I’ll be going back to finish those reports soon. This was an off year for inventory. I decided a few years ago to start doing inventory every OTHER year. That gives me a chance to really focus on something else that needs to be done at the end of the school year…this year, it was to clean out my office…such a mess! Looks a lot better now and I hope it will stay that way (at least until we are back in school)! What do you do to wrap up the end of the school year in your library?

This summer, I will be working as a Maker Corps member at EdVenture Children’s Museum. I am very excited about learning more about makerspaces and seeing how I can continue to incorporate them in my library. I’ll be going to ISTE for the first time at the end of June. I’m going to a few local professional development sessions and hosting a couple of my own. I’m looking forward to this summer of learning! What are you doing this summer?



About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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