Don't you just love it when things go right?! That is exactly how I felt about today's library activities! I had such fun with students today and one of the best parts of the day was the Wall of Wonder. If you don't remember, I posted at the beginning of 2018 that I was choosing "wonder" as my one word of the year for all things library. I started by creating my Wall of Wonder and was so excited to get going with the questions when...the snow and ice hit Georgia. Needless to say, we haven't had many days of school this month and I've not been on any regular schedule with classes, so I just didn't even start with the wall. It has been sitting blank. And bugging me.
So today, I chose to write #welovethelibrarywednesday and prompted the first class of the day by telling them it was okay to write on the board as they were lining up. One student asked, "what do we write?" Before I could answer, another student said "Write why you love the library on a Wednesday!" Well, that is all it took...the kids were pumped and quickly wrote their responses. As did each class that followed throughout the day.
At the end of a long day, I stepped back to read some of their responses. It was both touching and bit funny! I saw a lot of thoughts about loving books and reading and a few about loving centers. But the best surprise was seeing that they love the librarian too. It was so moving...
So many things happen that cause us to doubt ourselves. I struggle with comparing myself to others on social media or Pinterest. I sometimes forget, until I'm gently reminded, that it isn't about all of that other stuff. What we do in the library is really, quite simply, about the kids. And today I was able to give them a voice. A simple way to express their thoughts and feelings. And I feel pretty darn good about that.
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