We had a love party for a departing first grader today. This isn’t something that often happens in our tiny little insular community, but it happened today.
Kids wrote letters, kids gave wishes, our friend wrote us a letter, there was much love shared, a few tears were shed, and a grand outside recess was had by all.
The departing message that we received from this sweet, kind, caring, engaged, and supportive family was one of gratitude. Gratitude for being a part of such an inclusive classroom and school community.
Given all that we’ve gone through this year, from hybrid to full distance to rearranging the school classrooms to full in-person learning? The fact that we have managed to create any semblance of a classroom community blows my mind.
I think that was the biggest love message that I’ve heard this year.
And here we were, thinking that WE would be sharing the love messages with this sweet family.
How about that.