Thanks to Ms. Hayes and her fourth grade class for inviting me to morning meeting today and sharing so many of the exciting things that they have bee up to lately. The visit started with all of us in a circle greeting each other by saying good morning to the people sitting immediately to our right and left. The sense of community and caring was evident from the minute I stepped in the class and heard students share their insights on different topics.
In addition, the students were so excited to share their iMovie videos that they made their parents for Back-To-School Night last month. A few of the students even agreed to write a blog post about it for our Learning Every Day Blog. I also received a number of e-mails from the students after I left thanking me for visiting and sharing more reflections about their learning.
It was a great way to end the week and it reinforced the fact that I need to be spending a lot more time in Burlington classrooms. It is so much more fun learning with our students than it is sitting in Central Office. Thanks again to Ms. Hayes and her class for the reminder! I will definitely be seeing them again soon!