Our school year began a week ago. I had been in the previous few weeks setting up the library and I was ready for the new school year to begin, but all that preparation did not prepare me for what happened the minutes the students entered the library.
They acted as if they were home.
It was as if we had never left.
This is clearly their space.
These are their books.
Book to share.
or read quietly.
Books to answer questions.
Books with which to take journeys.
It's going to be a great year.
Some things felt normal too.
The 4th and 5th graders shared their favorite summer reads.
Where did I start my kindergarten students' reading journey?
They'll be opening and closing many books in the next six years. I am excited to be with them along the way.