Normal day at work...I'm sitting at my guided reading table in my classroom calling a small group back to join me when my assistant principal opens my door and asks me to come speak with her. I casually make my way past desks full of quietly working students only to discover Preston, my 3rd grader, standing next to Mrs. Acosta in the hallway. Never a good sign. She started the conversation by saying, "Well, Preston wanted me to talk to you first before we contact Dad. Preston, why don't you tell Mom what happened." At this point, my heart sank, and I felt sick to my stomach...no mother wants her child to get in trouble at school! Preston stood there with a blank stare....and THEN...he whipped his POSITIVE REFERRAL sticker from behind his back and donned the hugest tooth-filled smile!
Preston's teacher, Mrs. Gunn, recognized him for all of his hard work, and I couldn't be more proud of him! We have really been working on his reading strategies at home, and it was so great to see his efforts pay off!
He was so proud of himself, and to me, that is the most important, rewarding part of all!
I love you, Preston! Way to go, sugar!!