Saturday, May 3, 2008
Each Saturday morning I take time to visit the blogger's world and check in with Choice Literacy to check out the weekly newsletter and featured articles. As I was reading to myself this morning, my five year old kept tugging at my arm. "Wanna read Mommy?" he said. My first thought was no, I am right in the middle of my own thing. I forgot he was there and read on. A few minutes later he tugged again and then started to climb on my lap. I then remembered how I said no to reading to him before bed last night because it was late, it was Friday and I was tired. As I stared at the screen I told him in my teacher-like voice to grab 3 books and meet me in the family room. He looked at me like I was crazy and said, "I awready have 17 books in the family room." Ok, it is time for me to read to my son (I thought)! I closed up the laptop and we curled up together enjoying books!
Later, I thought about how Mo(my five year old) is loving books, making choices about what he wants to read, finding a place that is comfortable to read and doing this independently. Wow, I have been working to help 22 first graders do this all year. It is so cool to watch it happen so naturally at home.