This was my first year participating in the 48 hour challenge and I'm pleased with what I did. If you read my first post you may want to know I chose the professional book I was already reading, which I will post about as soon as I finish. I did read 4 chapters which equated to 72 pages.
This year wasn't about how many books I read, there were other things going on and bigger connections. I spent 3 hours meeting and visiting with the Central Ohio Kidlitosphere Bloggers over breakfast and shopping. What a wonderful group of professionals to meet and talk about education and life with. I feel blessed to call them my friends. I began thinking about my book collection for kdg. while we shopped at Cover to Cover and I also shopped at Selections with a school purchase order. More on those trips later. I had pledge one dollar for book to help Mary Lee Hahn's work with the Fish-A-Thon. I'm donating thirty dollars to help this great cause.
Other connections I had this weekend involved seven hours working on connecting with my new kdg. classroom; cleaning, organizing, and moving. As I mentioned in my first post, my oldest officially turned 13 on Sunday and it was great day! Truly, I have survived my first day of parenting a teenager. I took her and a girlfriend to the mall for lunch and shopping, it was a lot of fun. I love it when she has gift cards to use! If you had seen me at one point I was catching a few reading moments waiting outside the fitting room. I chose to end the evening just sitting with her watching a movie I bought. I can't remember when was the last time I just sat and didn't try to do something else while watching a movie. It was a great weekend and I did manage to read a bit and connect.
Next year, I plan to participate again in the 48 hour challenge. I think I will chose children's books to read over professional.