I go to my box in the workroom this morning, and I find this note:
I am returning your book on Freddie Steinmark. I subbed for you a couple of days ago & saw it & started glancing, then reading it. Freddie was 1 yr behind me @ UT & we both played for the Horns. I was addicted to to book & read it last couple of days.
Sorry I didn’t let you know I had it. But I was guessing you wouldn’t realize it was gone.
It was an absolutely awesome read. Thanks for chance and forgive for walking it off.
Coach Charles Copeland
Real readers do exactly what my sub did: they read what interests them.
I suppose there are a few lessons I can learn here — like maybe secure my books? But really, what a better comment on my classroom library and my philosophy of choice reading?
Tagged: Readers Writers Workshop
Sounds more like destiny to me 🙂
A coach being reconnected with a fellow teammate via literature? Yup, sounds about right!
I love this story.
My paraprofessionals keep borrowing my books as well 🙂 It’s pretty fantastic to see the model they become for our students.
Reading for a purpose! Great! Good he read it, returned it, and let you know! Thanks for sharing.
You’re becoming THAT heroine for others!
*Curtis Rasmussen* 469-879-9615
“Read at whim! Read at whim!” – Randall Jarrell