"I missed you, too," I responded, meaning it, even though we had read together just two days earlier!
"Where were you?" she asked as if I had been on an extended spring break excursion!
"I was in a meeting yesterday," I said making a sad face.
"Too many meetings," she said shaking her head as she headed down the hallway. "You should just say, NO!"
I smiled as I walked behind her. I had only missed one session, but she had noticed! I quickened my pace and caught up with her so as not to waste a minute. Our conversation turned to letters and sounds as we headed up to the Reading Club Room.
As we talked, I wondered, would she remember the story we had worked on two days before? Would she still be able to blend those sounds into words as she had begun doing during that last session?
As we walked, I thought about the benefits of PD..
As we walked, I smiled because as the old saying goes, "Out of the mouths of babes!"
As we walked, I smiled thinking of that old slogan, long ago, determined to protect our kids from substance abuse!
"Can we read now?" she asked.
"Yes," I smiled, "we can read, now."