Everyone has been engrossed during independent reading time.
But the thing that I love and that has been putting a smile on my face is the story time that this one table has initiated when we are packing up to go home. Everyone has been taking turns reading their little book to the whole table.
I can't even begin to tell you how sweet it was to hear the lowest reader in my class, the one who has been struggling to sound words out and having his tongue get all twisted, read to his little buddies and to see them all sit and listen and then clap for him as they had done for all their reading friends. That, my friends, put the cherry on the top of my week!