Today we had our annual Holiday Book Exchange. Any staff member at school can sign up to participate. This year's event was hosted by Maria Mallon and Cheryl Dillard in their first grade Winter Wonderland. Each person brings a holiday read aloud to the table. Some of the books come wrapped, some in holiday gift bags and some easy to see without wrapping. The Reading Council brings tasty treats and each person draws a number. Then, beginning with #1 each person selects a book. Susan Phillips, our Principal, makes the rules and calls the numbers, as each teacher in turn selects a book. The twist is that you can choose to steal a book instead of selecting a new book and once a book has been stolen three times, it is "dead" and belongs to the person that has it. It's a fun way to choose books and just enjoy each other's company. The goal really is to add to each person's holiday readalouds and to leave the morning with a new book that you don't have! What a great way to start a day ...and a merry time was had by all!