This afternoon from 2:30-4:30, 15 students and 3 adults sat in a circle attempting to come to a consensus about which book should win the 2016 Newbery Award and which, if any, should get honors. We had never done this before and had no idea how it was all going to turn out. Would we be twiddling our thumbs by 3:00? Would we need more time? Who knew? We probably could have used another half hour or so. We did, however, manage to come to a consensus. The "Starbucks" helped along with the pile of sweets. Isn't that what they will have the weekend of January 8-10 in Boston this year? Now we are totally DYING to know what they decide!