It is Tuesday and this is a "Slice of Life" (SOLS) for Two Writing Teachers. Check out their website for lots more reflections on teaching.*******
Since I plan to write every day in March as part of the Two Writing Teachers' Slice of Life Challenge, I won't feel guilty about sharing just a brief thought . . .
Last Friday, I left my classroom a little early and slipped over to another school, where Laura, my Teaching Resident from last year, now leads her own Pre-K class. She was having an "Engineering Exposition," featuring Three Little Pigs' houses, created from recyclables. Laura had set up the most gorgeous displays, with beautiful and detailed documentation of the engineering work. How to describe how I felt? Is this not unlike watching one's own child succeed? It was breath-taking, to see Laura in action in her own classroom. The families were surrounding her, children showing their work, parents asking questions and beaming. Everyone was so at home! What a happy community!
A very special experience for me.