As I resume my duties as Teacher Librarian today, I'm feeling happy.
Despite the long break (I often find open time a daunting task to fill with two small children...) I'm not exactly rested. Our time away from work was filled with family visits, wonderful meals, driving, organizing, packing, laundry...the list goes on, as I'm sure yours does too!
However being back in the routine brings me a sense of personal joy. As I look out over the Library Learning Commons, it's really great to see the happy, smiling faces of refreshed students with new hair cuts and big plans ahead of them. They're still so excited to see each other and share their adventures of time away from school. Some are diligently working, reading or studying, but all of them are smiling, and these are the happy moments that educators have to look forward to.