going to class everyday just so I would be the first person to find one. I had my name tag that was once plain, completely filled with stickers. I made sure that I got a different sticker each time. Some of the stickers were shiny and loud, while some were dull and boring. I adored finding stickers so much that I couldn’t wait to begin reading when I got home. I would search for the words in the books until bedtime, so I could bring the books to school to show my teacher how many I found.
“Mrs. McBride, I found seven more stickers last night!” I would say.
“I’m so proud of you,” she would reply, while putting a smile on my face.
I even read on the bus ride home. I ended up progressively reading more and more each day. At first, I started out with little picture books or children’s books to just try to find the words, but then I started to read more chapter books. I was beginning to actually enjoy reading the books instead of just searching for the words.