What’s a President?

As an Early Childhood professional, I see many children. Sometimes they say things that I think I understand, only to learn that I was way off base. Recently a child came to the library and wanted to find a book about the president. I know that many people would walk...

Carl Sagan

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. -Carl Sagan Carl Sagan was an astronomer in the United States who was known for communicating science to people of in all walks of life. He may be best known today for his books and for the...

Backups and Brain-space

This week was back to fiction time, a habit I’m trying to get into. Using the  Pomodoro Technique, where you work for 20 minutes and then take 5 minutes off, I’m trying to make jumping back into fiction writing less scary. Well, scary speaking from an imposter...

Solstice

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” -John Steinbeck Winter Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere  is the day the sun reaches it’s farthest southern point. (This is the day they celebrate Summer Solstice in the south.)...

Focusing on the Blog

New way to look at my blog As you know, I work in education. My hobby, writing, is something I hope to grow into over time. I call it a hobby because the time and money I put into writing at this point moves around my day job and does not break even in book sales. So...

When They’re Alone

Talk about a month. November is usually a month we have too much going on to keep up with everything. The children are excited for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and know that their winter celebrations are just around the corner, and often we’re hosting a book...

What’s Montessori Library?

This is our first week of school, and I’m a Montessori school librarian, specializing in early childhood. What does Montessori have to do with it? The majority of Montessori students are in the first plane of development, between two and a half years and six. These...

We Work Together

Planning is the name of the game as Washington schools come back to start the new year. Teacher back-to-business week brings a great opportunity to collaborate and to invigorate the teachers a librarian works with. This year I’m switching up the program. How can we...