I finished cleaning up my classroom today, and have everything neatly packed away for summer, although I'm sure I will pop in from time to time to grab some things to work on. This summer is going to be busy, with trips to Denver (to visit my husband's family), Vegas (for SDE and TPT), Northern California (for a friends 40th birthday party) and Yosemite (never been camping, and I don't know what I'm going to do!)
I had my contract talks with my principal today, and she offered me the job of Vice Principal of Academics. I'm honored that she thinks I can do the job, and I am excited/nervous to begin. I will still be teaching kindergarten, but just have some added responsibilities to go along with it. I've already started taking over some of the Vice-Principal duties, like ordering curriculum, and that is what I wanted to talk to you about today.
To start with, I made an inventory form for all of my fellow teachers to record what books they already have in their classroom, and what they will need for the new year.
Finding all of the contact information for all of the different companies that we order from, our customer number, and representatives information was a bit of a challenge. To make everything easier for myself, I created this form with all the contact information in one place.
Finally, because I am a big nerd, I had to put it all in a binder, with sheet protectors and a cute front cover : ) Now whoever takes it over from me will have everything nice and organized in one binder, and will not have to travel all over the school to get the information they need like I did : )
If you would like any of these forms, just click on the picture, and you will be taken to Google Docs for the freebies. I hope some of you out there find this useful!
One more thing I forgot to add on, I needed to order some whole class textbook sets for 5th grade, and the books that they have are pretty ancient. We are in the process of updating our textbooks, but like all other schools I am sure, we are waiting for new material that is fully Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards ready.
To order these old books, I typed in the ISBN number in a google search, and I found this awesome website:
Our math textbooks were the most expensive at around $50 each (regular retail is $75) because they are newer editions, but all other books I got from $1-$4!!!!!! I couldn't believe how inexpensive they were. For a whole class set of 7 hard cover books, I paid around $75! So if you need to add in some extra sets of old curriculum because of increased enrollment, or damage to the books, you should definitely check this website out!