Well, the 2018 Tournament of Books is underway. The class was buzzing as the first head-to-head presentations neared. The kids were excited, but you could cut the tension with a knife. As the bell sounded for recess, groups of friends piled into the MCS Learning Commons to hear about this year's book selections.
As students returned to class and later, prepared for the end of the day, mentions of how they thought the day went dotted conversations. Nerves still persist in anticipation for individual presentations, but all seem to have settled in to the competition.