Is this thing working?
Well, here we are. Thanks for coming. After five years at WordPress.com and a self-hosted site, this blog is now here at School Library Journal. I was able to bring my old header with me, so It’s feeling like home already.
I never wrote a proper opening post when I started 100 Scope Notes back in the golden days of aught seven, but it seems appropriate now. Time for the firm handshake and eye contact.
My name’s Travis and I’m a 31 year old K-6 school librarian in Michigan. My school district has four elementary schools and I work at all of them (usually not at the same time), with the help of four wonderful assistants. I’m married to a second grade teacher and we have a son and a daughter.
The timing of this move is good – December is my favorite blogging month. Plenty to share. Due to this, December is also my worst going to bed at a reasonable hour month. But to sleep I say “ha!” There’s much to post about. Time to get cracking.
Happy to be here.
(And bonus points if you can name the 2012 picture book to which my above drawing pays tribute. The answer is in this post.)
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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