So SCHOOL STARTED.
And of course we aren’t quite done with what we set out to do–bureaucracy and the craziness of school starting impeded some progress. Not to mention having to butt heads with less than enthusiastic maintenance dudes and non-visionaries. BUT THIS IS NOT A GRIPE! This is a celebration.
I quietly shelve and organize. We have two students doing a library elective who are doing the same. I hear amazing things in the library when I go there now. And sad things when you stop to think.
Like a student who said, “Are we allowed to touch them this year?”
and the one who said, “but, I don’t have any money. What’s the cheapest one you have?”
and the one who said, “Wow. It’s the same old room but now it looks amazing.”
That’s what I’m talking about.
We’re waiting on a thorough cleaning here before we put down the nice rug we were given and the bean bag chairs back. This is the junior high lounge.You folks who sent manga and comics—it’s been THE BIGGEST HIT.
I promise photos of students. Each time I go to snap a pic I get a don’t take my photo! Ah…teens.
Take a moment to look at what it looked like before you all decided to help us. Yeah. You guys did an amazing thing. I for one will never forget the generosity of this summer. Nor will these students. I’ve started doing a thing where if I hear students talking in the library I place a book with an interesting premise in front of them and see how long it takes before the book gets picked up. Seconds. It takes seconds.
Since Sept 6 when we opened we’ve checked out about 65 books, dvds, and cds to students and faculty. Considering the two schools have only 200 students combined that’s some great reach.
Oh and on a side note. Whoever sent the soundtrack to Hamilton? I LOVE YOU. That’s the first thing that I checked out.