Yesterday I worked most of the day under the delusion that it was Friday. As you might imagine, that has dimmed my joy in coming to work today.
The current classroom book count cheered me some: 218 — and they’re still coming in. We have until 3:00 this afternoon. Yesterday Jasmine skipped around to Mr. K’s class and tossed a neener, neener, neener at his kids because we’d read several dozen more books then they, and of course they picked up the challenge with a vengenance.
Update: 10:46 a.m.
Classroom jobs are being divvied up for the month. Jasmine went to get a spoon so I could stir creamer into my coffee. She returned with the spoon, stirred the coffee, and snitched a spoonful to taste. Rico jumped up, “Oh!” He shouted, “May I have that job?”
“What job?” I queried, “stealing my coffee?”
“Yeah,” Rico said, “Only the whole cup!”
261 books so far
As of 2:45 p.m., the offical end of ther contest, my classroom students had read 325 books. Most of those books were read aloud to younger syblings or students.