We met at 8:30AM in the school library where we received the book we were to read. The school set up coffee, bagels and such as refreshments, which of course I was definitely partaking of. Need that coffee in the morning!
All the readers took a big group photograph for the local newspapers before going to our classrooms. Two students from each class came to get us by holding a cut-out hand on a stick with the name of their reader hand printed on it. I was whisked away by two, adorable first grade girls!
The teacher had a welcome sign for me where all the students signed their names. It was my gift for coming to read. Of course, the teacher was not as brave as I was and hid behind the poster!