Three year old Lizzie is all decked out for the first day of school. She even sports her new bright pink watch. When I ask her what time it is, she immediately looks at her watch. But then she smiles and looks up at me. Silly Miss Debbie!
I love to see children interacting with one another. Our Pre-K 3 class had the opportunity to participate in Buddy Reading for the first time. Our three year old children were paired up with fourth grade students. The older students attempted to form a relationship and read to the younger ones.
What a joy to watch these interactions. Not all of the younger children cooperated but most of them eventually sat and listened. Can you hear me? Yes they did!
Well, he was paired with three year old Sammy who has similar personality traits. There wasn't much listening going on between the two boys at first. Diego kept looking over at me, shrugging his shoulders. He thought it was too hard to engage the little one. I had to chuckle as he was beginning to realize what it was like when the tables were turned.
But eventually, he discovered what worked. Excitedly, he called out "Miss Debbie ...look". He found a book about colors. And Sammy was identifying each color as Diego pointed to the crayons. They were interacting and enjoying this time together!
I have such a heart for reading. As a child, I loved to sit and read my books. I could spend hours lying on my bed with a good book. That love for reading can begin at an early age so I love the Book Buddy system in our school.
I continue to count my every day blessings ...
#902 Books, books ...lots of books to read
#903 I used my Barnes and Noble gift card and received all of the books I ordered
#904 Children learning to interact with one another
#905 Children learning to read
#906 Diego finding a solution as to how to engage a younger child
#907 The gift of laughter
#908 The excitement of seeing familiar faces of teachers, students and parents after the summer break
#909 Observing the physical growth of many of our former students
#910 A wonderful sermon on Galatians 3:10-14
#911 Getting to see two of my blogging friends Clif and Charlotte
#912 A weekend of rest
I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.
Blessings and love,