Children surprise me each day with their perspective on life.
Yesterday I arranged some Valentine words and student names on our pocket chart so we can spend the next week writing names and making cards and talking about friendships. Our pocket chart usually contains the twelve “sight” (know them when you see them) words we are currently endeavoring to memorize.
After I completed my task I sat down at my desk to grade some papers.
Suddenly I sensed a flurry of excited whispers in the room.
Finally one of the boys jumped up, turned around to face me, and shouted for joy, “Mrs. Maurer, Mrs. Maurer, look- I’m a sight word!”