We’ve just wrapped up our school visits as the school year 2012-2013 is coming to a close.
What a privilege and pleasure it is to read with children! Their exuberance is refreshing! They are so engaged in stories and are enthralled by the process of writing and publishing books. They have so very many questions.
The focus on making connections with a story is powerful. It provides students with opportunities to comprehend fully their reading materials. Our primary students, not knowing their classroom placements for September, made connections with the elephant in Zahara’s Move who moves reluctantly to a new home. Zahara is content with the present accommodations and is unsure of the benefits of this change. However, with a little help from friends and family, changes occur, adjustments are made and life moves on!
These are lessons for us all. Change can be good. Life is unpredictable at times. Our friends and family can help us.
Many thanks to the students, teachers and administrators who welcomed us in to their classrooms for the privilege of sharing with and learning from young readers.
See you in September!