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Thursday, July 19, 2012

SummerThrowdown Round 1 - Wrap up

Holy moly, I can't believe it's over!

From Monday, June 18 - Tuesday, July 17, 2012 we ran the most awesome challenge:
#summerthrowdown
Teachers vs Librarians in a read-off!

It's over and it was amazing!

73 teachers read 1215.25 books! That's an average of 16.65 books! 

How cool is that?

But, wait, that's not all!

88 librarians read 1656 books for an average of 18.81 books per person!

What?? Yes!

In one month 161 teachers and librarians joined forces and read 2871.25 books!

Did you read that carefully? We read almost 3,000 books in a month!!!!!!!!! Honestly? We read more than that because some picture books and graphic novels and shorter chapter books were worth different point values.

My mind is boggling right now! 

To say this was a success would be a gross understatement. Can you imagine what this means for students and other staff? How will this translate into suggestions for books in the fall? Wow.

Oh, and did I mention GO #LEAGUEOFLIBRARIANS! We are the champions my friend! We kept on reading till the end! 

Anyway, thanks to Sherry, Jillian and Brian for letting me help out with this! Jillian and Brian came up with the whole #throwdown idea and modified it for us to do this summer. They are the best.


Round 2 and You
We had so much fun that we are doing a round 2! The challenge will run from Sunday, July 22 - August 18, 2012.  Come back tomorrow, Friday, July 20, 2012 for details! Or visit, Wyz Reads right now!




We are looking for a few, good readers. Ok, four really. We would love if you would write a post about the top books you read during Round 1. Please fill out the Guest Post form if you are interested!

If you participated in #summerthrowdown Round 1, please enter the raffle! We'd like to say thanks to everyone who took this ride with us. We are giving away 4 books as a token of our appreciation! Please stop by and enter.

2 comments:

  1. It was so much fun! And I'm so excited to be doing ANOTHER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to compete against myself. Oh, and the librarians, too! :)

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  2. Yeay, librarians! Gearing up for round two will be hard because our school starts on 13 August. Of course, then the public library will start bringing books right to me again, and that's always good. I haven't been finding as much good stuff to read as I would like!

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Thanks for chatting! I love comments and look forward to reading yours! I may not reply right away, but I am listening! Keep reading and don't forget to be awesome!

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