Thursday, July 05, 2007

Bringing Home the Books

I said I would show you the books that I've packed up and brought home from school.

These are the picture books - yeah, just the picture books - the ones that I think Meadow, Helayna and any other grandchildren we might one day have would enjoy. I left the kids chapter books in my bookshelf for the new grade 4 teacher to use and my teacher resource books (the tried and true ones) are in a box from a microwave oven (yeah, there's a lot of them too!!). If you know me, you will know that I love books and I simply can't bear to part with these right now. There were others (maybe 3 paper boxes full) that I shared with other teachers at school. For now these will go into the basement and when the little ones come, we'll bring them out. That clear container on the left has a stack of Berenstain Bear books, some of which were loved by our kids. Maybe I should start one of those mobile library delivery systems that takes books out to where kids are. There's actually a book in the bottom long clear tub called "My Librarian is a Camel" that chronicles libraries around the world. It's cool - but then again most of these books are cool!!

I promised Nic Howard that I'd give a shout out for her new scrapbooking inspiration book, That's Life. If you go over to her blog, she's giving away a free one to a lucky reader. And then you will get happy mail, all the way from New Zealand! That explains why I like reading her stuff - someday I will get there to visit!!


  1. I am packing up the books too, Crystal. I can't believe how much stuff I have at school! Not to mention half my toold etc. Sigh. I MUST start gatherign them up! I also adore books, and can't bear to get rid of them.

  2. heather m.8:26 PM

    Wow, you have lots of books! Can't wait to enjoy them!

  3. I just loved the Berenstain Bears when I was in elementary school--those and anything by Judy Blume. (I used to think Judy Blume was my bus driver, because her name was Judy...oh, the mind of a child!).

    I like the title of the librarian book--my husband is a librarian. I'm sure he'll get a kick out of that.

    What treasures you have, Crystal! Your grandchildren will enjoy them.


  4. I agree.... we should have been packing up together. I think there would have been much laughter!

  5. Oh my!! I can't believe you have so many books. I'm sure you'll have a few grandchildren over wanting Grandma to read them a story. Great to get that accomplished and off the list of things to do this summer.

  6. My momma and you are SO SIMILAR!!! She did the same thing when she left the school. :) I forgot - are you done teaching?? For good?