The Boy Who Cried Tears of the Heart – Epilogue

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Here is another excellent post from that excellent teacher Jennie!

A Teacher's Reflections

Reading aloud happened today, twice.  Both events spanned years – well, connected years – yet were about the same child.  Let me explain.

This is the time of year that I chapter read fact, not fiction books.  I start with Little House in the Big Woods, and move to Little House on the Prairie.

Jackson was glued to Little House on the Prairie many years ago.

One of my greatest memories is reading aloud the chapter, “Crossing the Creek.”  Jackson loved chapter reading, and this chapter is full of excitement, worry, and tears.  I have to stand and walk as I read the words.  I always get choked up.  Laura’s family crosses the creek in the covered wagon and everything goes wrong.  When the family is finally on the other side, Laura says, “Where’s Jack?”

Jack is their dog.  This is so sad.  And that is where I have…

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