This morning, in the middle of an interactive read aloud introducing my kindergartners to new informational writing features and reviewing how to use our “Super Powers” of 1:1 pointing, checking the picture, reread and persevere, I see a father of one of my students peeking in the classroom door. Great time for the kids to “turn and talk” I decide and I walk over to greet him.
“Good morning, Mr. Ramirez. Is everything okay?”
“Yes, yes. I am so happy and so proud. Let me show you this picture from A’s writing celebration this morning.” A is Mr. Ramirez’ older son. I had him last year as a kindergartener. He was new to school and all that that entails. Mr. Ramirez pulled out his phone and clicked on a picture.
There is A with a smile from ear to ear holding the dedication page of his first book.
“Dedicated to Mrs. McNinch who taught me to write and to keep on reading.”
I love my job!