I am moving to MIDDLE SCHOOL next year. I am very excited to announce that I am now the library information specialist for John F Kennedy Middle School in Nashville.
The JFK building has been housing the Antioch High School 9th graders while JFK students have been with the Marshall Middle School students in their building. We will move the collection this summer and welcome the students into their brand new building this fall.
Now, where do I start first? I have taught K-9 before. I have taught high school and adult ESL in Taiwan. I have taught adults in Germany, but I have never officially taught only grades 5-8. Give me your advice, your reading lists for my summer, your favorite technology plans….I’m all ears. I was ready for a new challenge. I’d better start searching the archives of LM_NET.
Please leave a comment of celebration with me. I’m not leaving the elementary world totally behind. I have already made arrangements to work with 3 elementary schools early in the morning throughout next year so I can continue to test books with students. The elementary school near my house runs from 7:00 to 2:15 and my school won’t start until 8:45 so I’ll have a little time in the morning for my coffee.
I’m so excited. Breakfast blog clubs, writers groups, readers’ groups, afterschool groups, lunch groups, graphic novel groups, technology clubs. We are going to have a blast. Nobody warn the teachers that I’m a work-aholic, okay? I don’t want to totally scare the faculty before I have a chance to dazzle them with the combined brilliance of your insights and LM_NET’s experience.