When you teach kindergarten, kids bring you gifts. Letters, notes, drawings, paintings, leaves, rocks, you name it, I’ve gotten it. Well today, David walked in and handed me this:

I was stumped. I had no clue what it was. Of course, I didn’t want him to know that…

“Oh, I love it David! It’s so unique,” I began, using the vocabulary word we learned recently.

“I knew you would… remember my library book last week, with all the dinosaurs eating each other? Well my favorite dinosaur is the velociraptor and that’s a velociraptor claw! Neat, huh? I knew you’d love it.” He rambled.

“Oh, velociraptor is my favorite dinosaur too!” I exclaimed.

And it is. And I do love the claw. Somehow David just knew.