|Artwork by John LeMasney, lemasney.com|
I'm writing this post jointly with my new coworker, Brooke, who writes about her adventures in librarianship at Reading with Red.
As a former educator and classroom management survivor, I've written a few times about managing our Children's Department, complete with a to-scale boat and a life-size giraffe (here and here, respectively). It's been a trip, and we're finally getting to a place where our space is used by children mostly as it is intended.
I realized, though, that now we've gotten a handle on the kids, we're experiencing something that I haven't written about before: