A few more hours and I send those sweet second graders home for the summer. They’ve been my favorite class — that’s out of 24 years of teaching! We’ve had so much fun together, but the real delight for me was watching them turn into passionate readers. One day the spark happened, and they all decided that they were “READERS.” We’ve shared many books since that moment!
My end-of-the-year gift from their parents is a gift card for the local bookstore (a sizeable amount!) so that I can expand the class library! And yesterday the kids generated a wishlist of books for me to purchase. We’re hoping to spark next year’s second graders so that they can also discover the pleasures of reading!