Thursday, November 18, 2010

"I like reading."

Collin is in love.  In love with his first grade teacher, Mrs. Flick, and his reading intervention specialist, Mrs. Griffin.  He started reading intervention this week...and he is so excited.  It makes my heart so happy. We have heard all about reading this week.  The goals:  "We have to read each book really well five times, you have to sign my paper, I get a prize."  Followed by, "Mrs. Griffin is so nice."  Then, he says, "There is a gray shiny ring with my words on it.  It is a very special ring...we can't lose it.  I'll bring them home in my backpack everynight to practice."  This may seem so straightforward, but last year Collin was so shy and unsure.  He wouldn't speak up in class or practice with us until he felt very confident that he knew everything perfectly.  This year, Mrs. Flick, his regular teacher, has improved his confidence so very much and he is literally running off the bus ready to keep practicing.  Music to my ears when he says, "I like reading."  He also makes us laugh when he's doing his homework and says, "I can feel my brain learning."  I'm so thankful for wonderful, dedicate teachers and my sweet little Collin that is improving his reading everyday.

So this card would be very appropriate to give to one of his teachers!  I made this for the current Passion for PaperTrey challenge to use your scraps.  Both the ribbon and floral paper were in my scrap bin.  I stamped the background with PTI Turning a New Leaf.  Hope you like it!
Ingredients:  Maroon Bazzill Paper; SU Very Vanilla Paper, Cherry Cobbler and River Rock Ink; PTI Fillable Frames and Turning a New Leaf


Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card! Love the soft and delicate feel to it!
Sounds like such a sweet boy you have and well on his way to becoming a proficient reader....look out, he'll be tappin' in to mom's blog soon!

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful and elegant card, so great to hear that your little man loves to read! And, that he has great support to do so.

Jen said...

It's good to hear positive stories about teachers - seem like these days you only hear about how bad the education system is. I hope you're keeping a book of "quotes" from your boys - they are awesome!

Aimes said...

Awwww I do love it when I hear a student speak so enthusiastically about a teacher *wink*
Gorgeous thanks cards - I'd love it if my students had crafty mums *sigh*
Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!

Caryn said...

As an ex-teacher I second what Aimes said - what a delight to have a crafty mum to come up with such lovely cards. Thanks for joining in with us at APFP again.

Caryn xxx

Emily Leiphart said...

It's amazing to hear how much Collin loves reading and the wonderful teacher he has! Your card is beautiful and I think Collin will love giving it to his teacher!

Ida said...

What a beautiful card! - So love the fact that Collin is (blossoming) and becoming more confident. Love the part about his feeling his brain learning, so cute!