Dork, Interrupted.

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it here before, but I happen to be the kind of girl that loves organisation. If you look into my room (past the mess on the floor and the unmade bed, that is) you'll see that my DVD collection is all in order, my books go from tallest to shortest, and that I am madly in love with cardboard storage containers to stack paperwork in.

My classroom is the same. I adore sticky labels, so I don't have to draw on folders or containers and ruin them. Everything is as colour co-ordinated as possible, and I have been known to rip down entire display walls when I realise I've hung up the kidlets work crooked.

I was asked to help out with BookClub at school last week, which I straight away got WAY too excited about. I remember BookClub from my own primary years, where I'd take it home and promptly circle practically every item in the catalogue. (Mum had the fun job of telling me I could choose one or two things from it. "But I want them alllllll.") The kidlets take the catalogues home and the parents pay for which books they want.

Anyway, I skipped out of school today with my little project tucked under my arm. It's all very modern these days, you place all the orders online, pay the invoices and boom! A box of books appears a couple of weeks later. A plastic display folder, a handful of order forms, a batch of Excel spreadsheets and a whole bundle of sticky labels later, I am up to my ears in BookClub.. and still loving it!

Yes, we all know I am a dork. And that might explain the reasoning behind me buying this t-shirt from Threadless a couple of days ago. Say it with me now - dork!


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11 comments:

Ngaire Brown said...

I hear you Aly!!! That is one of the reasons why I love being a teacher librarian!

Jess said...

Hahhaha. You're so adorkable ;)

I remember those catalogues too... aww theyve gone all digital. Is it wrong that before I've even started working with kids, I have my eye on lots of childrens books that I want to start collecting? I wanted them anyway, but now I have an excuse!!! :D haha. I so need a job to support my filthy book & dvd habit.

Chris said...

You say "dork" like it's a bad thing...which I certainly hope it isn't as I'm one too.

RA said...

I love love love the book club! It was like making a Christmas list every month. And then sometimes they had a book fair at school, which was like a traveling bookstore to me.

Excel is my favorite MS application and I'm not ashamed! I love making things just WORK. Now, a job organizing books using Excel would be perfect for me...as long as I could read some of them along the way...

Laurel said...

I loved the book club, too!! Books were always something my parents were willing to splurge on, so it was like a shopping spree every time.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Oh man, I love me some threadless t-shirts. I have a whole bunch... it makes me sad it's winter and I can't wear them. I also love BookClub. Yay, books!

Teacher A said...

Threadless is my favorite place for t-shirts! I really want a science shirt (not from Threadless, but still cool. http://xkcd.com/store/), but it really isn't school appropriate. Of course, there are always weekends...

Teacher A said...

Umm... subtract the ), to get the real url :/

nila said...

My kids love those book clubs. Unfortunatly, they always want to buy the cheap crappy toys, and I have a hard time convincing them to choose a book. They're cheaper than the book stores, so I'm okay with just about anything they pick.

Zandria said...

Nice t-shirt! Dorks are now comfortable enough with themselves to advertise publicly, I see. :)

angela said...

I seriously pondered buying that shirt too. I love it, you crazy noun.





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