I was happy when I talked five of my students into entering NaNoWriMo. Then I was excited when I had 16 students sign up. I talked to each of the Language Arts teachers, Reading Teachers, and our Media Specialist. Today I left school forty-five minutes late. I stopped by the office on my way out and was stopped by two students who needed to sign up for NaNoWriMo. Then they started bringing their parents and their friends in. By the time I left I had papers everywhere. I went home and started the process of signing them into my virtual class and realized I have 36 kids and an email from a teacher who said they would send five of their students down tomorrow. I need a bigger word than ecstatic to describe how I feel. This was a type of trial this year. We are an IB school and I was given the go ahead to have all of the sixth graders participate next year as part of their curriculum. I informed the other sixth grade teacher. I will encourage the 7th and 8th grade teachers to do the same but I can't handle NaNoWriMo for 800 Students. Now I have to finish preparations for my own novel. Oh yeah, I think I hear papers calling my name to be graded.