Celebrating Each Saturday with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build, and a wonderful group who joins in too. Tweet at #CelebrateLu
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The week back was a whirlwind, starting on Monday with a day trip downtown. Our long overnight trip to DC and the Chesapeake Bay area happens the first of May, so we first gave students a chance to go off in groups alone to meet a specific challenge, eat lunch together, and then return for our second part of the day. They did wonderfully, captured some good parts in their field journals, seemed to have a good time in groups and were all back in time. We give them lots of independent time on our trips, so this was a good practice.
One of my former parents is the director of our ACLU here in Colorado, so we spent the afternoon discovering what the ACLU does in terms of supporting all people's rights, and particularly students under 18. It was a terrific experience.
The rest of the week was a whirlwind, back into the swing of school, more poetry and prose groups, skill groups re-forming, and new book groups beginning. I celebrate that students jumped right in, probably wishing in the morning that they could sleep in a little longer, but excited that so much is going on in these final seven weeks of school. Yikes, seven weeks! Here we go!
Fridays are always delightful with Ingrid coming home with me, books and pasta and games-nothing better!
Yesterday was my mother's birthday; I thought about her all the day. I celebrate that I was lucky enough to have such a sweet and loving mother whom I miss still.