Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Brown Bear, Brown Bear...

Our Kindergarten class frequently has "Sparkle Tuesdays."  The idea is that the kids 'sparkle' and show off their reading progress to the adults who come in to listen to them read.  In return, the students receive a sticker on their paper hats.

I stopped by for a few minutes recently, and one of the students read the classic:  Brown Bear, Brown Bear. What Do You See, by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle.  That was always a favorite book of my own kids, and we read it over and over again when they were young.  The girls are now both engaged, our son is almost 20, so those days are a distant memory. 

I heard a great quote the other day: "Sometimes a memory escapes from my eye and rolls down my cheek."  That's pretty much what happened as the Kindergarten student read the book.  It brought back a lot of great memories- and a few managed to 'escape.'