Well, I showed them the picture of Ecko "reading," and of course... after you praise kids about something... you end up with something like this:
Ha ha! Of course, they went crazy with the little books and letters.
BUT... the strangest thing happened. Our nocturnal class pet stayed awake all day that day. "Reading."
I couldn't believe it. Lizards hide. That's what they do. Ecko has always stayed in his coconut shell all day long -- until we feed him. He has never stayed out all day!
I was as baffled as the kinders. But... it makes sense! A lizard who lives in a kindergarten class would love to read!!!
I had to share the little books and letters with you. They are probably the cutest things I've ever seen. I almost cried. :) This class is so genuinely kind, considerate, and adorable. Evidence here:
[You are the best.]
[Ecko is the best. He loves us. He will never forget us. He will love his mom.]
[Love you forever. From Lily. To Ecko.]
[I love Ecko. He is the best. Ecko is a Ecko Superhero. I love Ecko.]
Last, but not least... one of my kiddos wrote Ecko a chapter book. I put my fingers in the picture so you can just how small it is. The title is: Super Gecko.
Seriously?! I know! Cutest thing ever.