Today was the last day of five days of non-stop library orientation. My school has about 720 students as of today and I got to all of them.
Apparently, this was the first time in years that anyone had done orientation for students. It went fairly well although today saw some "interesting" behavior from some students (including the theft and eventual return of some electronic devices).
I have been thinking about what I will do next year. I can do all grades, sixth-eighth, again, but I might decide to only do sixth and seventh grades. Just the new students. It takes a lot of time that is hard to find at the beginning of the school year.
One thing I will do next year is make it shorter. No longer than 30 minutes. I want students to come to me and then go back to their classrooms. Being dismissed from the LMC is a little chaotic. Also, if I am running a little late, that would still leave me plenty of time to finish.
In the next year or two, I would like to develop a video to include in orientation. If I were really on the ball, I would have a group of students develop it for me.
I am curious what others do in the way of orientation.