This year, I have started to try to remember to do story time every day at 9:30. Sometimes it just doesn't happen, because there aren't any kids in my room, or there are too many in the room, or there is a behavior crisis (I have an EBD resource style classroom), but sometimes, it works beautifully, because there are so many in the room and I'm trying to deal with a behavior problem or a small group, and the para in my classroom is able to engage all the other kids with a seasonal read aloud. I love the days that story time fits perfectly into the class schedule:)
Usually, we do a picture book during story time, since not all kids are in the room at that time EVERY day. However, for Valentine's Day we are going to try a chapter book and see how it goes. We will be reading Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime.