Yesterday our classroom was bursting with helpers!  Everyone is excited about the new year.  Here are a few of the amazing servers, but there were more who didn’t want photographs, and we worked on cleaning, organizing, rearranging, and creating.  Plus some very kind gentlemen were wiring technology at the same time.  Great year coming!

Slices of Perfection

Every swimming morning is perfect, the same and yet different.  Each day I take a photo of the lake, also recording the creatures that join me like the snapping turtle or my blue heron friend, and here are the last seven pictures.  This morning I meditated on the steadfast love of the Lord!  What parts of your day cause you to just explode with praise?

“Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!”  (Psalm 117:1-2)

“Ordinary” Joys

A rousing game of Summer Charades filled my heart with gratitude this morning for these amazing children, gifts from God.  They have been so flexible, so gracious, so loving to each other through this time of remote learning.

Here is an example of why teachers feel sad as summer vacation draws near.  The community you build all year is so precious, and every individual brings richness to each day’s learning.  This was just a random share during our Zoom, but these “ordinary” yet startling and extraordinary thoughts from children are part of what I adore about my time in the classroom with them.

“What’s new with me is an army of flowers is sprouting up everywhere!  We had a contest with my sisters to make our mom a bouquet, and . . . . . ”

Do you wonder if teachers treasure every little moment?  They do.  I will never get enough of these young people.