This is my 21styear at SMART. I am 91, and these little bitty kids ask me “why is your neck so wrinkled”. I had to start wearing turtle necks! They are so honest! I love the children. They are all so sweet and adorable.
I remember is time I was first introduced to my little girl. She was told I would be her reader. She looked up at me and said, “I don’t like old ladies”. Her elementary teachers said that the little girl had just lost her grandmother. I guess she figured that all old ladies leave.
Another thing about the SMART program I remember happened 2 years ago. A a beautiful young lady came to our SMART room. She introduced herself to me and said I had been her SMART reader when she was in 1st grade. She was now out of college. I was so pleased. It made my day.
I love volunteering for SMART very much, I really do. I am going to do it as long as I can waddle down the hall!