I am reading aloud to my second graders the book Half Magic, by Edward Eager, and we’re trying to finish it before the end of the school year (next Friday). It’s a fun story about some kids that find a coin stuck in the crack of a sidewalk, and they soon discover that this coin grants wishes — sort of. It actually grants HALF a wish, which causes all the delightful adventures and misadventures they have in the book. It’s a book from long ago, and I remember loving it when I first read it. And my second graders are enjoying listening to it, so I think we’ll spend a good part of next week reading so we can finish it before saying goodbye for the summer.
But when I came home from school this afternoon, fixed my cup of tea, and put my feet up, I decided that somehow the “half magic” has rubbed off on me! I’m half done with my report cards (but making great progress). I’m half way through writing a post about a book I was actually able to finish despite the intensity of the last few weeks. I’m half way through another book that could have been read in a couple of days but is taking me two weeks to read because life is just so busy at the moment.
So I’m looking forward to NEXT Friday, the last day of this school year, when I can finally slow down and focus on finishing the other half of everything that’s been on hold.