I've introduced you to my student, Joe, and his enthusism. Later in the year, I made a list of words on the board to show all the words that could be made from the two letters a and t. (e.g. bat.fat, mat, and sat etc.) After the students had discovered each word I told them, "You are reading." Joe jumped up and said,"I'm reading! I've got to write this down!" Then he ran around the room looking for paper and pencil.
WHAT I LEARNED: Learning is exciting. We had better take note.