I have always loved books as long as I can remember. I loved them before I could read, the pictures, the colors, the beautiful stories that my mother would read, the information my dad would find in them...All of it!
Now, as a grade 1 and 2 teacher, I really try to pass on my love of books to my students. I read to them daily (my favourite part of the day), introduce them to new series, authors, stories. Their faces as we find something funny or unusual in a book !
Although, to me, nothing compares to the moment when one of my students recognizes one of our words in their book or sounds out is first word without help...that moment of awe and pride! That is the moment I know they are hooked and on their way to becoming lifetime learners!