Saturday, November 2, 2013


OriginWhat are you reading this weekend?

I'm working on several great books.  I finished Origin by Khoury last night.  It was pretty popular with our book fair crowd back in early October so I thought I'd try it.  Definitely science fiction with a little bit of romance tossed in.  I'm counting it as part of my romance stack for last week's #bookbootcamp chat.

Origin by Jessica Khoury
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm still in the midst of Dear Blue Sky and I'm going to attempt Summer of the Gypsy Moths per a teacher recommendation this week.

I can't help but enjoy the sunshine today.  I'm taking my books outside to get some Vitamin D.  What about you?  Enjoy your first weekend of November!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Check and Treat

In the spirit of the frightfully holiday known as Halloween, I began a new tradition this year.  

Check and Treat!  

No, it's not overly crafty or creative and it's probably already being done by many librarians out there, with a variety of cute(r) names.  But at Muller Road, for the past 2 days, students have been "checking" and we've been "treating".  Simple concept and I really don't know why I never thought of that before.  It's a win-win for students and teachers alike.  

Students come into the media center to return, check their account, check out, or pay fines and voila, they receive a sweet treat.  For myself and my assistant, this is also a great way to hand out the candy that will no doubt end up in our stomachs by the end of the semester.  Win-win!!!

8th graders love getting a treat for checking out new books!