“Book Drive” 11.4.16

For those who have been reading, I would like to thank you. For those who just started following or reading the blog, I would like to give you a little background on me as an educator. I am entering my 21st year as an educator, and during this time, I have tried to keep a history of my teaching, but for a number of reasons, it has not been a success. This year, I have a motivator – it will be an objective for my evaluation. This will not be anything fancy, just a collection of events and thoughts of my day. Also, this will not be proofread, so hopefully you will not judge, but rather have a better understanding of my journey as an educator and person.

For the last three years, I have had a “LIBRARY TANK” which is a spin off the television show “SHARK TANK” …. the students create projects that will promote reading. Last year, two young ladies won. There project was to have a “BOOK DRIVE” for our school.

Starting next week, this drive will occur. All of the grade levels have been given information about the drive and what to expect from it. The “BOOK DRIVE” looks something like this:

  1. Look for books you don’t read anymore at your house.
  2. Ask your parents if you can donate the books to the “BOOK DRIVE”.
  3. Bring them to the library and put them in the correct basket / tote / bin.
  4. At the end of the drive, we will have a “BOOK EXCHANGE”.
  5. Hopefully, you will be able to get one new book from the “BOOK EXCHANGE”.
  6. A few days from Thanksgiving, classes will be able to take a “new book” home from the books donated.
  7. All books left over will be donated other places in the community.

So, my fingers are crossed …. hoping I don’t get too many books and the entire process is a mess. The kids seemed excited, and I even received some books today. You know, the kids who either (A) don’t follow directions or (B) are eager to start.

Either way, it’s a nice thing to see kids excited about books and sharing.


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