It's summer vacation for me so you'd think there wouldn't be all that much to report on the work front. And, officially, there isn't. But, unofficially, there's always something going on! I am in the midst of arranging to change to a new company for my school's website (I am the webmaster). It's going to be a great switch, but I'll have to do some quick talking to convince the staff.
I'll work one day of summer school next Friday just to collect textbooks. Not a bad gig! And, I am plotting and planning something with the Personnel Department, but I can't reveal what it is until it's a done deal (and that could take a while).
I didn't do a Sunday Salon last week since I was on an airplane jetting my way back home from Europe. Not a bad life! Our vacation was wonderful with plays, museums, parks, walking, yummy food, and some shopping.
I am someone who tends to take on a lot. Single mom, work full-time, 2 books groups, 2 blogs, webmaster and email administrator at work, coordinating the California Read-a-Thon, blah, blah, blah (you get the idea). So, check out what I just added to my plate:
If you are in education, you will understand this next bit. For a teacher, earning National Board is like doing a Master's Degree, but you concentrate on lessons, teaching, evaluating student work, participating as a professional outside one's school, and there is a long exam at the end. I am currently a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent/Young Adult History-Social Science. My certification expires in 2011 (it's good for 10 years). So... I've decided to do it again, but this time in Library Media Early Childhood through Young Adult. It means a TON of work between now and March 31 when all the portfolio work is due, then the tests by mid-June. Whew! Am I nuts?
Reading and Books:
I created a Middle East Reading Challenge over the past few days and hope to get some participants. Again, taking on too much? I hope not!
I am in the mood for quick YA books so I keep putting off books that I know I will like, but will take a bit more concentration (like Climbing the Stairs).