Last week when we were doing a shared reading of a poem at the carpet, we realized something . . . we're turning into readers! Rather than just reading along from memory as I pointed to the words, some students were actually sounding out the words in the text. "We're ready for K2!", one student exclaimed, which made us all very excited and created a perfect opportunity to pause and reflect on how far we've come since the beginning of K1.
Special moments like this, when little alphabet and sound explorers turn into little readers, make me so grateful about the job I have. These are the moments that keep me going. I am so lucky to be not just a teacher, but an Early Years teacher.