Created over a year ago, I finally am posting my reading of this great children's (or anyone's) book!
This is what happens when you lay around sick for the better part of a week.
You get bored.
You try to get caught up.
You decide that 'good enough' is really good enough (I wasn't satisfied with this reading at the time I recorded it).
|Wishing Rock ~ Emma Wood State Park|
Anyway, I have a long history with this book. I found it in the early 2000's at a conference for Early Childhood Professionals. In the basement, downstairs in the vendor area, I stood digging through unorganized bins of books. Suddenly, my eyes feel upon this cover....
If You Find a Rock. As I stood there reading, I knew a treasure had been unearthed! The bustling world around me faded away as I let the lyrical prose carry me away...
to my childhood...
to my own children...
to the children in my different classrooms...
and of course, to my mom who was a children's bookseller at the time.
I made a quick purchase, of course!
Over the many years since, I have used this book in my own classrooms and gifted it to others. It has been the foundation for many lovely learning experiences with children aged 3 years to 5th & 6th grade.
All because I stumbled on this treasure.
All because I noticed and shared.
I love when that happens.
I love the bond we held together over this book.
Because of this book, I've been inspired to give many 'wishing rocks' to kindred souls.
I hope you've enjoyed it too.
Special thanks to Jenclair of Bayou Quilts for her recent posts of weaving and rock work (great link included), which inspired me to finally pull this post together!
Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2013