Friday, May 25, 2012

I Knew You Could Do It!



As an end of the year gift, I bought all the firsties I worked with this year in reading, a copy of the book, I Knew You CouldA Book for All the Stops in Your Life  by Craig Dorfman.  It's a delightful little picture book featuring a spin on The Little Engine That Could with a reminiscent theme found in Seuss' Oh, The Places You'll Go!  What an inspiring and encouraging tale for graduates of all ages!

Today, as I said good-bye to my students and celebrated my own children ending their pre-school and kindergarten years ( yes, I am blessed to teach at the same school my two youngest attend!), I reflected on the growth and achievements they have accomplished.  It was a day filled with happy tears and a trial run for my oldest son's upcoming graduation from high school.

An excerpt from the book has me reflecting on my own school year as a reading specialist:

I knew you could!  And you knew it too-
That you'd come out on top after all you've been through.
And from here you'll go farther and see brand-new sights.
You'll face brand-new hills that rise to new heights.



May you have a blessed weekend!



5 comments:

  1. I will have to check out that book! It sounds great! Enjoy your first days of break!

    Julie
    www.funfabulousfirsties.blogspot.com

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  2. Lauren,

    Congratulations on starting a new blog! I found out about it on TPT. Love your store. I'm your newest follower.

    Mona
    First Grade Schoolhouse

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  3. Thank you! The book is so adorable and was perfect for my firsties who struggled with self confidence. I also bought it for my oldest son who is graduating high school!

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  4. Hi Lauren,

    Welcome to the blogging world and it is good to have a reading specialist on board. I am now a new follower of your blog and TpT store.

    Deb at Fabulously First

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  5. Thank you, Deb! I'm excited to start this new adventure. I will definitely be following your blog. I love firsties!

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