Some days are diamonds
Some days are rocks
Some doors are open
Some roads are blocked…
(Walls – Tom Petty)
As I write today’s newsletter, the year is quickly coming to a close and Walls is playing in the back of my mind.
What a year this has been! We experienced joy and wonder. We explored the world; we studied history and participated in historic events. We studied the meaning of social-emotional learning through play and conflict resolutions, class meetings and cooperative learning. We’ve engaged in difficult conversations to build our character and resolve our dilemmas rather than let them hide away in shadows, and built bridges rather than walls. We strive to understand before being understood. It’s an element of our community because we believe that each person has strengths and weaknesses and that together we make each other better. In doing so, we’ve grown in our ability to develop strong relationships with others and also learned a bit more about ourselves.
I’m so grateful for our community because we’ve had some hard times too and we banded together to help those in need; reaching out, checking in with, and caring for our friends who were hurting or going through a difficult time.
Thank you for all of your hard work and energy. Your efforts have made the learning experience for the children at McAuliffe richer and more meaningful. We have a few days left…8 to be exact. Let’s make the most of our time together! It’s time to celebrate a year of growth and learning and friendship.
Have a wonderful long weekend.