Tuesday, March 4, 2014
We had our Literacy Night this evening. I look forward to this every year. Watching children and their parents enjoy games, books and writing together. It amazes me that with just a few materials magic can happen between a parent and a child. I think this is a nice way to communicate the ease of literacy being a part of our everyday lives.
Afterward came the clean-up and shut down of the evening. It went quickly and families left smiling. When all was said and done I went to compliment our literacy coach, the coordinator of the event. We had a nice conversation about frequent questions writing teachers ask. I appreciated, even on a busy night, she was eager to talk "shop" with me and reflect together.
It comes down to these relationships that fuel us. Relationships with children, parents and colleagues. It takes all of us to figure it out and make these learning experiences something to remember, to grow from.