You know I'm going to show you pictures of one of my own kiddos, but each and every one of the Irvington Grade School students present at Family Reading Night walked down the red carpet and then did their handprints for a Reading Walk of Fame. Just like Hollywood stars sinking their hands into fresh concrete to leave their prints on the Walk of Fame, these kids were celebrated. What were we celebrating? Reading books and taking comprehension tests to gain points in the Accelerated Reading program during the school year. The teachers and staff went all out for the occasion, wearing glitzy tiaras and sparkling clothes and treating each student arrival as a big event. If you ever want my opinion, I'll tell you that small schools are the BEST!
Here is James, the boy who has refused to fingerpaint ever since he was a toddler. I wish I could've caught the look of hesitation on his face right before he plunged his hands into the paint!