Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SOLSC #26 A Reading Moment

I am posting every day during March as part of the annual "Slice of LifeChallenge for Two Writing Teachers.  Check out their website for lots more reflections on teaching.


Is it considered a "post" if one only shares a photo?

This non-stop day has me recognizing one very dear, overheard moment...
a reading moment...
Melissa nestled with a preschooler,
reading his favorite book,
a book so familiar,
so loved,
so dear,
that all Melissa is doing is
beginning the sentence, and
he completes it;
all Melissa is doing is
turning the page, and
he recites the words.
Each page,
each word,
a treasure.
So familiar,
so loved,
so dear.

This is the beauty of reading a book,
over and over and over again
to a little one.


  1. "This is the beauty of reading a book, over and over and over again to a little one." As a kid, I remember having a hard time reading a book over and over again. As a teacher, it's a joy! I get to know characters in such new and interesting ways! I love my students who have read Harry Potter so many times, they can visualize each word and scene. Such a beautiful and true post!

  2. Many years ago, I recorded one of my nieces reading me the story of the 3 little bears as I turned the page. It was awesome. She was only 4 and although she could not read a word of it...her little finger moved along the page as her eyes glanced up at the pictures like she really was reading. her mom had read it to her so many times she knew it by hear. Absolutely loved your post!