book Marty McGuire for Global Read Aloud! This was followed up with an email from one of the 4th grade teachers who was frantically looking for copies of Kate's book Capture the Flag because the kids are begging to read it!
4. And, the icing on the cake was the kindness. At lunch we ran out of chicken patties, one of our 5th graders was in tears because he really wanted the chicken patty he had ordered. Another 5th grader heard what was going on, gave the boy his chicken patty and happily accepted a ham sandwich instead! It doesn't get more authentic than this...choosing kindness!
What will tomorrow bring...who knows! But, what I do know is that teachers at my school have been inspired and empowered to seek authentic learning experiences for their students, to connect students to others outside of the confines of our school building and to embrace new ways to help students learn.
And don't forget the most important thing of all-kindness. Check out this short video by Amy Krouse Rosenthal about KINDNESS.