It's no secret - the Crazy Reading Ladies did their fair share of bouncing around on Friday, too.
The theme of our first activity was "Where You Belong." The five factions are central to the plot of DIVERGENT, so our first mission was to sort our cherubs based on what they value. Kids rotated among seven faculty-led stations to confront various moral dilemmas. Their answers determined their faction, and the results were entertainingly accurate.
|That's…a lot of initiates!|
DIVERGENT has brought us our biggest numbers yet - 281 students - and we planned our first event in a way that would (hopefully) accommodate our voracious readers. We weren't sure how many would decide to stay after school the Friday before a long weekend; but, as the day wore on and we encountered one bouncing child after another, we laughed and said, "I think we're going to get slammed."
Slammed we were.
When the doors opened, over one hundred-sixty middle schoolers poured into the gymnasium.
|One happy seventh grader.|
Besides, it's kind of awesome that we've amassed such a costume cache over the last three years, we didn't even need to shop!
|Fabulous faculty faction fashionistas.|
We work with the most supportive faculty on the planet; over a dozen teachers, both of our administrators, and the school secretary braved the chaos and came to play. This left the CRL free to roam, extinguish small fires, snap pictures, and enjoy. For that, we can't thank them enough.
|Some of our wonderful cherubs.|
|The euphoric finish to the faction relay.|
|All In! alumni|
-Mary @allincotillo and Erin @allinoleary