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!


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


  2. Lauren,

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

    First Grade Schoolhouse

  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!

  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

  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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