Sunday, August 27, 2006

Yay, School!

1) Book Fair:

Book Fair

This year I took on the role of chairing the Scholastic Book Fair at our school. We haven't had a book fair in about 2 years and I thought it was time we had one again. The book fair was BIG undertaking. I had help from only a handful of teachers. That being said, the event was a huge success. We held the book fair during our Back to School Night as well as two afternoons during and after school time. Our total profit was $1,814. From that money, we can choose to get back either 30% in cash or 40% in books that were sold at the book fair. We chose to take $833 dollars in books for our library and then kept the rest in an account for use at a future book fair. Yay for book fairs!

2) High Visibility:
This year we have a new principal and vice principal. Each day one of the two (and sometimes both) show up in our rooms for casual drop in observations. The firt week it was kind of nerve wracking. Since then we have all gotten used to it and really enjoy their visits. They are both very positive with both the staff and students. Behavior problems seem to be down and morale is up. Yay for good leadership!

3) Order in the Classroom:
As I mentioned in my last post, I will be getting a student teacher tomorrow. I went in to school today and put in 2 and a half hours of work mostly organizing all of my clutter that I created these past 3 weeks. I sorted through all kinds of school paperwork for the kids, filed a ton of stuff, cleaned my desk off and even managed to work on a bulletin board.


I still have a bit more work to do but I left the room feeling much better about the year. Yay for organization!


Dree said...

WOW. What a neat desk! Mine has never looked like that. Not once. I'm inspired to go organize mine now. :)

MsAbcMom said...

Let's see how long it lasts!

GuusjeM said...

I run our bookfair too (I think your PTA and our PTA meet at the same place - someplace invisible that nobody can find- . It is a lot of work but the kids love it!

MsAbcMom said...

It was a lot of work but it was pretty well laid out for us by Scholastic. I just hated that I had to be there every time something had to be done, especially during our first two weeks.

As for PTA - we don't have one!!!


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