I love Twitter. I love Twitter for lots of reasons, but one of them is because things like this pop up sometimes:
“SWAG! YOU’RE IT!” ⭐️😂⭐️!
More #MisunderstoodShark: FRIENDS DON’T EAT FRIENDS bookmarks & stickers arrived! I can send—for your WHOLE SCHOOL/LIBRARY!—to the first 5 U.S. teacher/librarian pals who reply:
“SHARK SWAG ME!”
— Ame Dyckman (@AmeDyckman) February 19, 2019
And then I’m in the right place at the right time and we win SHARK SWAG for our whole school!! The WHOLE SCHOOL!? Pretty cool, right? And because we’ve gotten book swag from Ame Dyckman before, I knew it was going to be great. 🙂
So after a few messages where we exchanged information and numbers and such we got a super box in the mail:
I ran right to Ms. Davis to start brainstorming how we’d get all this fabulous stuff into our Roadrunner’s hands, and to open that awesome box! We found 600 bookmarks and stickers and the nicest note from one of the nicest authors around. 🙂
We made a plan for something fun, and it included a shark costume, a principal and a read aloud.
In the meantime, my class got busy divvying up the bookmarks and stickers so they’d be ready for everyone on the special day. All the while I told my first grade friends about part of the plan, but that they had to cross their hearts to NOT TELL ANYONE about the secret book swag. I also kept the rest of the plan (the shark-principal-read aloud part) a secret and told them they’d find out later.
We had to reschedule once, but finally it worked out for today’s big event. We sent a generic “tune into Facebook Live at 2:45–it will be worth it!” email to the school and crossed our fingers. I corralled some of my 1st grade and kindy friends to be present for the actual read aloud and we were set. 🙂 ❤
But when we showed up for the actual read aloud, it was EVEN BETTER THAN I HAD EXPECTED! I mean I’ve heard our fabulous principal read before, and I know she’s got some mad skills, but this was above and beyond. I mean–the whole thing in a SHARK COSTUME! It was just too much. 🙂 .
Check out how AMAZING a time it was in our library today!
After we returned to our classroom, we did a few end-of-day things and then got busy delivering all those book goodies to our Robinson Roadrunner friends! They were so happy get our (ok, well Ame Dyckman’s) swag and we were SO EXCITED to share it!
Thank you, so much, Ame Dyckman, for writing amazing books that we love to read and thank you, Mrs. Sisul, for being such an amazing ambassador for reading and books and fun in our school!! WE ARE SO LUCKY!!