Just a few short weeks ago, I held a teen summer finale party to honor those teens that had turned in hours of reading over the summer. This is the first time at my current position that I have held a finale, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The program components were pretty standard: food, Wii gaming, and a craft. I invited the teens and had about 17 RSVPs. Although I felt that my finale activities were fun, I wasn’t sure if IT would happen.
The teens started to trickle in to the room, and I felt nervous. The room was so quiet. A few kids were playing Wii, and other muched on cookies and watched them. Unless something happend soon, I figured my party would be a bust. No one was talking. Then IT happened. (more…)