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Other Than Reading...
This week was as crazy as I thought it would be. Last Monday we had a version of Parent-Teacher conferences wherein letters were sent to parents of students who struggled the first semester inviting them to come in. I didn't see one person who was not employed by my school district from 3:30 until 7:30. I did manage to get caught up on grading, plan a couple lessons, and finish reading my current review book.
Tuesday was normal but Wednesday was unique in a way I don't want to experience again. I had my first group of sixth graders in the Media Center at 11 AM when the school called for an internal lockdown. At first they called it a drill but it went on and on. We had the students in lockdown until 3:08 PM when they finally released them to catch their buses home. Besides my 6th graders, we also had about twenty other students in the Media Center when the lockdown began. Luckily, the staff restrooms are inside our locked doors so I didn't have more than 40 kids sequestered with no access to a restroom. Also, I had computers and books to entertain the kids while we waited and waited in an information vacuum for something to happen. Needless to say, I never made it to the Elementary for my afternoon classes.
However, the lockdown was ended just in time for my after school meeting which we moved to the Elementary since the Elementary members of the committee were reluctant to come to the high school building. When I finished that meeting I came home and had about an hour before my annual townhouse association meeting which lasted until 9:30.
Thursday and Friday were blessedly normal and this weekend is giving me a chance to finally find some reading time.
Read Last Week
Hunted by Meagan Spooner was an amazing re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast. I loved the characters, language and setting. I bought a copy of this March 14 release to donate to my HS Media Center. My review will be posted on March 11.
Freya by Matthew Laurence was a contemporary fantasy which I received for review. It begins a series and is filled with interesting characters and lots of action. My review will be posted on March 9.
The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato this week but set it aside when I got a review book that needed to be read now. I am enjoying the story and am eager to get back to it.
- Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland and Michael Miller (March 21)
- Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood (March 21)
- 100 Hours by Rachel Vincent (March 28)
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
- Goldenhand by Garth Nix continues the Abhorsen series. It was a Kindle deal.
- Long Way Home by Katie McGarry continues the Thunder Road series. I bought a hardcover so that I can pass it along to my HS Media Center when I've finished it.
- First Year by Rachel E. Carter was also a Kindle deal. I can't resist that kind of book - magic and schools.
- The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari was a NetGalley find. It will be released on May 16.