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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Readers


At dismissal today we all sat in a line waiting for the buses to pull up. I looked at the row of students. Over half of them were reading while they waited. It gave me a bit of joy at the end of a long day to see them reading. A time when they don't really have to read. They just wanted to.

Yesterday, one of my students said to me, "Mrs. Hubbard, feel my backpack!" I get this a lot being a first grade teacher. Kids are always wanting me to feel how heavy or light their bags are. I lifted her bag and almost dropped it to the floor.
"Kaylee, what on earth do you have in here, rocks?"
"NOoo! Look inside!" she said with a grin the size of her head!

I opened her backpack, mind you a little afraid. It was really heavy. Inside were at least a dozen books. She started laughing like she couldn't get the giggles out fast enough.
"I told you it wasn't rocks!"



9 comments:

  1. What a great image of a happy reader!

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  2. And an avid reader is born...

    Love this Slice!

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  3. That is pure joy to my teacher heart. Yippee...

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  4. Hurray for readers! And what a great picture for her family to enjoy!

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  5. Love those readers! What a happy smile!

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  6. Being a first grade teacher myself, I can totally relate to the wonderful feeling of seeing them read - on their own and (better yet) for themselves because they want to!
    I remember hoisting backpacks too, when challenged to see how heavy or light they were. Isn't first grade just the best?!
    What a wonderful picture to celebrate the year!

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