It is days and moments like this that make all of those less-than-stellar moments worth it. Those smiles. Knowing memories are made. Having a 4th grader say, "Best lunch ever!!" Seeing the excitement. Honestly, our students won't remember us because of the work sheet on possessive pronouns we gave them. No. They will remember the way we made them feel. They will remember the memories and the laughter. They will remember throwing a pie at their principal.
Overall, Read Across America Day was a success. So much reading was done today and there was so much joy. I was able to share Dr. Seuss trivia, jokes and activities with my students. We had community readers come and read to our students, including one of our town librarians and the police chief. I got to read If I Ran the Circus to my son's class. I am so blessed to be able to teach in the same school where my children go. It was a good day.