This is like one of my son's homework reviews, where I say, "Did you read what you wrote? Who is your audience? If you take yourself outside of your own experience, will you understand what you said?"
So my last post, I talked about my elementary school book distraction, and how I'm up to my armpits in books. What I failed to explain is that I'm working on this Classroom Leveling Library project at my son's school. Essentially, I am trying to coordinate volunteers to go through every single book in every single classroom, look them up in online databases and give them an Alphabet level and a genre according to Fountas and Pinnell standards. All books are given sticker labels and all book titles, author, #of copies are inventoried in an online spreadsheet for tracking purposes.
This is my last year at the elementary school, and I'd love to see future classes benefit from this teaching methodology that the teachers are so excited about and just beginning to implement. This year, is laying down the infrastructure. That's me!
I'm not alone, but it's a lot of work, and it's a lot of books. I try to encourage people to come into the school and work, but for many of us, it's easier to take a bag home due to our schedules. It is a long tedious process. Something like knitting a bed spread.
So I apologize that I made it sound like I was reading a lot. I wish I was, in fact I did order another Flavia de Luce mystery. But really, I just want to find some time to knit.
What are you hoping to find time to do? What do you wish you expressed better?