today during writing workshop I asked a little one if she needed paper. "nope I've got some" she mumbled behind her writing folder. she continued writing, occasionally asking for help with word or some sounds. finally she announced she was finished. from inside her writing folder she pulled a snoopy birthday card with "happy birthday" preprinted in cursive. inside was the letter she had just finished writing to me. then she took out a gift bow and stuck it right on top of the preprinted writing.
"I brought it from home" she announced proudly. "but I'm sorry the writing is scribble scrabble" she said as she pointed to the cursive birthday message. "it was all we had so I covered it with this bow"
I love my job.
I love my snoopy card with it's big red bow and the inside message I helped her write.