The kids went back to school on Monday (January 8th) by 3:15pm I was scheduled to work 11 days this month at 3 different schools!!!
I worked this entire week at the Middle School with a 5th grade girl. Very sweet little girl (but you can tell she can be a bit of a devil when the mood strikes her). She has a reading level of a 1st grader. It nearly broke my heart and brought me to tears when I was reading, "Old Black Fly" by Jim Aylesworth, to her. This is a book that W was reading last year, when he was in preschool. She could hardly make out the simple words "the, on, my". I don't think she has much support at home.
I love working within the school district, but it's kids like this that makes me go home and cry because I hope what little I do makes a different somewhere. Such a simple, simple, SIMPLE thing to read to a child, and it makes such a HUGE difference.
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