Work has been pretty funny lately. For a few years, I've had four LEGO minifigures that live on my computer monitor. The kids have always liked them, but it was never that big a deal.
Well...one of them "disappeared" a few weeks ago and it rocked everyone's world. I put his picture up on the Smartboard and we all mourned together. The kids were so broken up about this, they started bringing in their own minifigures as replacements...fast forward a couple weeks and we now have a small army of characters including a librarian complete with circulation desk, computer, and red coffee mug. One particularly awesome kid made this and brought it in--the mug I use IRL in school is red...I about died.
Yesterday a couple fourth grade girls got the idea to make miniature versions of our favorite titles...the floodgates have opened...let the fun begin.
I finished a read aloud with fourth grade just in time to start Katherine Applegate's brand new book, Crenshaw, which I finished last night. So good. I read her beloved, Newbery winning The One and Only Ivan aloud to them as third graders last year so we are all completely jazzed for this.
I love this job.
I also got some quality porch sitting in with GRP and Kaylex earlier this evening. Andrew had to work late...boo
GRP has inexplicably starting referring to me as "Edew" and Andrew as "Anndew." Not sure why, but I kind of love it. His fleece onesie looks pretty comfy...it's almost time for me to drag mine out of storage!