Who are we kidding? What a month--assessments, sick students, assessments, holiday parties, paperwork, crafts, and so on!
With all the craziness of this time of year, I had the very best thing happen this week. Over the last couple of months, or when I order books from +Scholastic, I have been choosing books for my students. I make a little list with their names and 3 or 4 topics they are into. I mark them off as I find a book I think they will like. It is cheesy, but I do it every year and I enjoy the challenge!
|Photo Credit Broad Horizons|
Guys, they opened their gifts and went nuts.
"I've always wanted this book!"
"I love it Mrs. S.!"
"Look, look, I got a Who Would Win!"
"It's a 3D book!"
"THE PENCILS HAVE OUR NAMES!"
There were hugs and more hugs and thank yous and "can we go read them now?"
I was speechless and teary eyed. They went off and read their books happily and my heart smiled! They have become quite the little group of readers and quite the little community. Merry Christmas to me!