Came into school yesterday a bit beat. I'm packing up our school's leveled library as well as my room: great thing...new construction, new library, new "space" next year! Bad thing--hard on the back! Anyway, I checked my mailbox and found a high school graduation announcement from a student I had in second grade ten years ago. I didn't expect the personal note I found inside. K. remembers how rewarding it was to be part of a serious and celebratory writing community in our classroom...10 years ago! I was so touched by what she wrote, I literally ran around the school (not so beat after all!) sharing her letter with our teachers.