30 Days Hath September


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Do you have a “September” folder?
A number of years ago I attended an excellent workshop through BER entitled Increasing the Effectiveness of your School Library Program. The presenter, Deborah Ford, had many tips for ensuring that we remain organized.  She recommended creating forms which could be used/tweaked in lots of situations.  One of her essential forms was for End-of-Year procedures.  Something you could pull out in June and make sure you didn’t forget to complete a particular task before closing up shop for the summer.  This proved very valuable to me, and I got thinking—what about a similar form for September?   The fabulous folks at elementarylibraryroutines.wikispaces.com have a sample you can use to tweak for yourself.  (That’s what I did!) Now my September “to-do list” is housed in my September folder on my hard drive, along with suggested read-alouds for the beginning of the year, signage, parent letters, volunteer sign-up sheet, behavior expectations, etc.  Make a pledge to create a list before this week is over, and you’ll be ahead of the game come next September!

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