no books. no leveled texts. nada. zilch. zero. zip.
feeling a little discouraged, but trying to remain hopeful, i gazed at my empty classroom, wondering how i was ever going to teach these children how to read without any books. i plopped down into one of their miniature chairs and my eyes glazed over as i dumbfoundedly attempted to brainstorm ways of doing so.
just then, three teachers walked into my classroom, each carrying a basket of books…..”here, we had some extra, thought you could use them.” i nearly wept with gratitude, but instead thanked them insesantly probably to the point of annoyance!
sometimes blessings come when you least expect them…