In this video, which starts out with me having a little silly, fun, I tell a story that I wrote for one of my first graders nearly 15 years ago. On the second day of school this little girl came in with a note from her mom saying that her daughter was terribly disappointed about how the first day of school went. You see the little girl had the expectation that she was going to learn to read on the first day of school, and when she didn’t, she no longer wanted to come back.
This story, which will someday soon come out as a picture book, will help children see that sometimes learning looks different than we think it should and that sometimes it’s even hard. The rewards however, are wonderful—we get to soar.
Copyright Joseph Anthony of the Wonder Child Blog