COVID-19 has changed our lives. Working as a media specialist, or any type of educator, is overwhelming and stressful right now.
I rarely have insomnia. A few years ago, we moved from our home state of Texas to North Carolina. My husband didn’t have a job. I slept fine. My daughter left for college. I missed her, but didn’t miss any zzzzzzs. I started work at a new school, and then another. Still sleeping. COVID-19 popped up. I have a pretty strong immune system and rarely get sick. It was on the other side of the world, nothing for me to worry about. Even as it moved closer, I continued to sleep well. The governor closed the schools until the middle of May. I miss being around people a little, but I like working from home, too. Our son came home from college for the rest of the semester, so we were empty nesters for about a second, but that was ok. I continued to sleep well.
Until I didn’t.
Maybe I was more stressed than I realized. Maybe I needed to take a step back.
The book fair is a popular fundraiser for the library media center. Here are some book fair ideas to make your next one a smooth one.
Are you a school library media specialist? Are you carrying a flyer on a clipboard, extra change in your pocket, and caffeine in your oversized mug? Are you wearing comfortable shoes, like seriously, the most comfortable ones you own?
Do you have a week’s worth of slow cooker meals in your freezer?
If you answered yes to all of the questions above, it must be book fair week!