a big chunk of last week, and experiencing a good deal of heart ache for Jeffrey Riley and his family (not to mention a bit of anxiety about my husband's heart surgery ~ which he is still recovering from amazingly well), it felt really good to be back with my kindergarteners this week!
They are so full of life and love and curiosity and creativity ~ and they love to celebrate! In addition to our literacy, math and science learning, we did a lot of celebrating. On Thursday, we celebrated the civil rights leadership work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at our all school assembly. Thursday evening, many of us celebrated our QAE family community by sharing a meal together at the annual Spaghetti Feed. On Friday, we celebrated our strong listening skills with a Marble Jar Celebration and we celebrated that the Seahawks are heading back to the Superbowl at our all school sendoff party! We also continued to celebrate the daily examples of perseverance we find all around us ~ in our books, our friends, our families and our selves!