Tuesday, August 11, 2015

{a love letter} #sol15

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August 10th is a big day.  It's the day of sharing lists of your ten favorite picture books.

August 25th is also a big day.  It's the day my two girls start kindergarten.

I've been thinking a lot about both ... and then it hit me.

My #pb10for10 book theme was "I wish you ..."  I thought about all that I wished for my girls as they begin this special journey this year in kindergarten and connected the wish to a picture book.

And the words just poured from my heart ...

I shared my picture book list yesterday and I want to thank Susan for making this connection for me:

Here is my love letter to my daughters and all that I wish:  


My thoughts in my SOL last week:  A Whole New World 


  1. Michelle, this is absolutely priceless. Thank you for sharing your (our) wishes for the girls (and you too). They will love school and all that they learn. They will get upset when things don't go absolutely as they want, but that's how they'll learn patience and understanding. I wish for you and the girls lots of joy and happiness and I pray that God will walk with each of you as you enter a new phase in your lives. Hugs & lots of love, Mom

  2. Michelle, the image you posted is a perfect eduinspiration for the Hall of EduHero Voices (http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/05/hall-of-eduhero-voices.html). Would you like me to post it? Great job. Good luck to your twins as they start their learning journey.

  3. Your every teacher thought this year will be infused with mom thoughts. The book list is indeed a love letter to your daughters. Happy reading and rereading!

  4. What Terje said - being a mom changes your teacher mindset in wonderful ways.

  5. What Terje said - being a mom changes your teacher mindset in wonderful ways.

  6. What a heartfelt list and letter to your girls. I think that I will save this and reference back to it for my granddaughter when she starts school.

  7. Loved your #pb10for10. I WISH YOU MORE is my current favorite picture book! I love it. And I love your post. But, wait. Wasn't it just a couple of weeks ago that you were blogging about potty training them?

  8. Michelle,
    I love hearing the stories behind #pb10for10 lists. Your list was heartfelt. Thanks for joining us again this year. Like Carol, it seems they were just two last week. How did they get to be old enough for kindergarten already? Time flies.



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