New Chorus books!! Thank you, DCPS!!
As I scroll through friends' Facebook postings, I see folks traveling the world, hanging with family, visiting new places, hiking, swimming, fishing, going to the movies and attending various camps during the summer. Well...this is how I spent my summer vacation. At CAMP TEXTBOOK!!
They arrive from the School Book Depository (the SBD) on pallets by the hundreds. Each book is new, untouched and boxed in a cardboard cocoon. I am responsible for attaching a 2-part barcode to each book - one on the front cover and one inside the back cover - in case one of the covers go missing with repeated use by students.
I work with the drama teacher on this little project every summer. The Assistant Principal in charge of textbooks cannot complete the task alone, so we volunteered to assist so that books would be available when school reconvened in August. We did this last year. We came back for more this year. It is a mindless task that keeps us "Type A's" busy for weeks. We look forward to it.
The Assistant Principal was heading out of the country for a week and left us a 3-page instruction sheet on what she needed done while she was away. In two days, we completed every task on the list. We will get a new set of instructions when she returns. By then, there will be more pallets and more books to barcode.
When I was in elementary school, I distinctly remember writing an essay at the start of every school year entitled, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." My essay is now complete!
Until next time...