Monday, March 11, 2013

Slice of Life Day 11

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day!  In fact it was warm enough to open up some windows in the house to air it out.  Today, not so much.  It's rainy and colder.  Tonight was a good night to read.  I had picked up some picture books at the library and also had some Irish folktale and St. Patrick's Day books.  One of the books I read was St. Patrick's Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting.  My mom used to read this book to my brothers and me when we were little.  I'm not sure why it has stuck with me over the years.  I read it to my son tonight, but he didn't seem to enjoy it as much as I used to.  I'm not sure what it is I liked about it so much.  Maybe it was just the fact that it was my mom who read it to me.  I'm sure my brothers and I were cuddled up to her.  Must just be the nostalgia.  This did get me to think about my storytime with my son.  I wonder what books it will be that will stick with him.  He loves bugs, so will it be the bug books I have read?  Or will it be the books that make him laugh? Who knows.  There probably isn't any rhyme or reason to it.  I also wonder what books I have read to my classes over the years that will stick with them and why.  I wonder if it will be books that were memorable for me to read to them or if it will be different for each student.  Either way, I just hope I am creating memories for them.

1 comment:

  1. I think you are creating memories for your students by being engaged and caring - they will remember the books and things you shared with them.

    I found your post was beautiful - I got goose bumps while I was reading. I think it is so important for parents or guardians to read to their children - my mother read to me every night until I was about 11 years old, then eventually I would read to her.