Normally, I would have introduced the students to Destiny Quest, had them set reading goals, introduced my centers, and assigned leadership jobs. However, the library was run by a sub (which did an awesome job!), and I had to put my introductory to the library on hold. However, starting this week, I am hoping classes will be back to normal and I can settle into my routine again. So, with all that being said, I have introduced one of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominees to the second grade classes. The Watermelon Seed, by Greg Pizzoli, has been a hit so far. Here is a book trailer of this fun book. Students also learned what "renew" means using a Whole Brain technique of "Mirrors & Words" to edit. I also added a fun Rocket Reading corner in the library, too! I am hoping to have everything back on track by the end of this week. So, while I was ready to hit the ground running, I had to take a step back and regroup, but it will all come together in the end!