As I was reading through some of the blogs I follow this morning, I came across this post by Katherine Sokolowski. She saw a picture of a book that she had read as a second grader and it reminded her of the powerful role her teacher played in her life that year. I thought it was a great reminder of the power a teacher can have, but what drew me to her post was the picture of the book. My cooperating teacher read the same book to our 6th graders on the first day of school this year and has read the book to all the kindergarten classes in the school. I loved that this simple book has served to strengthen relationships!