Friday, October 30, 2009


It is the day before Halloween. We have a parade and pumpkin painters prizes announced . School will be a zoo today . Good thing it is only half a day for students. We have staff development the rest of the day.
So far I am doing good on my files- Two drawers completed. Another almost part way done. I have been doing just a little every day- 15 minutes is allotted time, but on some days I do even spend that much time.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Yes, I am still working slowly but surely on my file cabinets. It 's not how quickly I get done , it is how efficiently it is organized. The purpose is to be able to find what I need and have at the tip of my fingers. I have one file drawer almost complete. When it is finished I will probably label the file: Class Work sheets, author studies. This way I can quickly know what is in there. Then I will proceed to another drawer.
Happy Organizing!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hanging out

We are hanging out at Borders. Just another way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. This was a three meeting week so I didn't spend to much time on straightening my files But there is always next week. My total time was about maybe an hour so I did get some of my files straightened out. And lots thown away!!! (I found so many duplicate papers and then I got rid of all the duplicates! Talk to you on Monday!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday- File cabinets

I"s another week at school! Working on organizing files this year at my circulation desk( which is also on only desk). Do you have duplicate files? I found that in one draw alone I had several files in several places with the same name. Obviously I will take each one and see what is in each one , consolidate and and then eliminate.
Why am I doing this? Well for one reason , it makes things easier to find. Second
reason, I like orderly files. When I need something I don't want to spend extra minutes tracking down two files. So I will take just maybe 10 minutes today and I will work on one drawer,

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Get Back to work!

Well, School is now well underway and I need to get back to writing. Let me remind all the school librarians: if you are required to keep lesson plans and write out formal plans, don't do what I did.
Start them right when you need them and add to them as you go. Right Now I am currently playing catch up because I did not start with at the beginning of school. I will get caught up but it is taking all my focus to work on it and get it done.
Started a new reading incentive program today- Fall into Books! Students will read and fill out apples and pumpkins to decorate outside the library. Then we will have a reading party right before Thanksgiving!