Thursday, July 17, 2014

What goes around... ends up back in your classroom?

Like I said; rough shape.
I mentioned in one of my book posts that I found a bunch of old Babysitters Club books in my classroom library. While these were my favorite books back in the day of elementary school, my students don't seem to appreciate them. In 3 years of teaching 5th grade, I've never seen a student read one (kids these days!).

I made the unfortunate decision to remove them from my classroom library, but I couldn't stop myself from reading several of them just one last time before donating some to a local book sale and recycling the ones that were in rough shape.

As I was reading one, I happened to flip to the back of the book. Where I discovered it used to be part of the school library. Remember, I went to elementary school in the school I currently teach in. The library check out card was still in it's little pocket in the back of the book. Just for the heck of it, I scanned the list of names. And my jaw dropped. Because there, right above my BFF (at the time)'s name, was my own. Way back in the day, I had checked this book out of the school library, and here I was sitting with it again.

How weird is that? 

1 comment:

  1. OMG I love discoveries like this. I just received all my old books in boxes from my parents when they moved and it was chock full of Babysitter's Club, Goosebumps, everything. AMAZING. I don't get how kids don't want to read this stuff.

    Do schools still do the Scholastic book drives where you get the pamphlet and beg your mom for 900 books?


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