Ah, the first day back from a long vacation is always so nice. The room just radiates with happiness. There's an excitement in the air as everyone reconnects. We gather for morning meeting and part of this rhythm is the opportunity to share anything with our community. Usually it's about 4 - 6 kids each day of the week except for days we return from a break. Everyone gets to share after a long break and today that decision was confirmed when hands shot up really quickly with just the mention, "Who has something to share? Students took turns sharing one idea to our community; ears pierced, visiting grandparents, a cruise, an island, six states to get to Florida, a hot spring, a playdate. The ideas shared were grand and also from staycations. I record their ideas always looking for ways to connect and foster relationships and writing ideas. Today my heart tugged the most when W shared, "I went to a bookstore."
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering this writing community.