Posted by: COSI | October 8, 2009

Some Work Is Just More Fun

I have always dragged work home.  In the early days it was tests to grade or create for my classroom.  Now a days it’s grant proposals, strategic plans, and budgets, usually accompanied by my laptop.

But last night I added probably the strangest piece of homework I’ve ever taken home—the thick paged children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Reading to the Children in LKSI was reading for a group of the 400 preschoolers at COSI today and I wanted to make sure I had my reading down pat.  I’ve certainly read often enough to my three daughters when they were little, but as adults all around 30, it’s been awhile and I felt rusty.  And little Leah our granddaughter is still more interested in taking a book and tearing it apart or flipping it over and over in her hands rather than letting you read from it.

So there I was reading it aloud at home to make sure I had the cadence and intrigue of the story captured—I didn’t want to flub my chance with the kids.  And it was a fun time today with the children, joined by other readers from the Mayor’s office and Mikela Hunt and Monica Day from Channel 4.

I continue to be surprised by the tasks and opportunities being a science center president affords—this was certainly one of the most fun.

Now I’ll be better prepared for when Leah does sit and focus on us reading a book together—I can’t wait.



  1. Leah’s almost ready Dad! 🙂

  2. I’m holding onto the book to read to her soon I hope!

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