I got a call from the office on Friday afternoon, letting me know that my kindergarten son ran into another kid at recess, resulting in a busted-up lip. He wanted to come down to my classroom to have me take a look at it.
Being able to give him a hug in the hallway was magical. We talked about what happened, and he let me know that he was going to go back to class, and that he was going to be alright. We hugged again. It felt amazing to be able to step into the hall for a minute or two and talk to my little guy. Not a lot of things feel normal right now, but this moment with my son felt right.
I’m finding myself looking for moments of normalcy at school. These moments are often found walking around the track with students during our two daily mask breaks. Last week: I learned about parents that have passed away, Halloween costumes, Minecraft (SO MUCH MINECRAFT), and dirt bike tracks.
My son wanted to be heard by someone he knows cares about him. I think that most of our students are looking for the same thing. As I begin a new week, I am going to continue to try to find as many opportunities as possible to listen to my students. Here’s to a great week!
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