I just have to share the BEST before and AFTER ever! I recently traveled to a school in Texas to do some training on Writer’s Workshop, and while I have a lot I could post about writing, I am choosing to post a school makeover instead! Walking the halls there was a lot to see… look at this bookshelf!
This is a take a book leave a book kind of exchange! See the explanation! Why can’t every school have something like this? For students… for parents…. here is the explanation of the bookshelf.
I made it to the BEST place EVER in Denton. If you live in Texas, you need to take a road trip to the biggest, bestest USED bookstore you ever did see! I only wish I would have had unlimited time and unlimited weight in my suitcases back to DC! I would have bought a lot more than I did. If you are from Denton, this is called the Purple Building. If you are not from Denton, Google Recycled Books.
Take a peek at the inside.. this is the children’s section… I was in heaven!
Also on the same street were some great antique shops. But the kind where you can afford stuff! Look what I found! It took me traveling ALL the way to Texas to find it. But now it is mine! Pretty appropriate since I live a mile from the his house now!
Another pic from the school. How cute is that?! Better than the yellow yarn I used to use!
So about this BEFORE and AFTER… I was walking through the halls when I saw this awesome “Get College Ready” display! Look closely… do you see the disgusting display from Ann Arbor Michigan?
Why on EARTH would a school in Texas have an advertisement for U of M? It just didn’t sit right with me. So I took care of it. Look again! BEST makeover ever!
Now if I could just get rid of the Texas Longhorns….