|My friend and coworker, Jen, and I!|
Here's how our experience was...
|The couple that |
We were told to arrive with a rolling suitcase, but of course we showed up with big bags...that was a huge mistake. My coworker drove, and I took the train there. Again, big mistake - I should've driven into the city and dealt with the parking situation. My husband works in a Title 1 school, so he came along for the ride and to get some books for his classroom as well!
Everyone lines up their bags/suitcases in the hallway, and you then enter into a huge ballroom filled with books, aka Speech Heaven. The books are divided into levels, genres, etc. I stuck around the emergent reader, board book, elementary fiction sections. My husband hit the social studies section, hard. My coworker was all about their middle school section and chapter books!
|Just a fraction of |
what we brought home!
We even grabbed some school supplies that they had available - file folders, folder organizers, staples! It was dream come true!
If you're in the NYC area, or another area with Project Cicero, make sure you sign up for next year's event! Even better if you can donate to this great cause that keeps us educators up to our eyeballs in books! :)