Last week several elementary school media specialists and I met for a monthly informal professional gathering. We were each asked to share at least one thing that is working well in our media programs. We talked about data bases that work best with lessons for teaching our youngest researchers early research skills. We shared about collaborating with teachers, scheduling issues and how to go about managing clerical duties given that some schools will be loosing media clerks due to budget cuts. Of course you can't put a bunch of elementary media specialists together the first week of March and not hear enthusiastic stories of red and white striped hats, Cat in the Hat costumes, green eggs and ham for breakfast, guest readers, reading celebrations and activities such as making foot marks (instead of book marks) after reading Seuss's The Foot Book. I love Read Across America! And yes, there is a Cat in the Hat costume hanging in my closet.