One Sunflower

This school is your school, this school is my school….

on March 31, 2010

Our performance at the assembly was a success – but not because my students all got on stage without crying, or that most of them actually chanted and sang.  It was a success because I witnessed my students realizing they were a part of, and appreciating, community.

They paid attention to the student announcers.  They clapped for their peers and called out when their cousins names were called up to receive certificates.  They tried to sing along with the school song – a song they’ve only heard once before. 

 But most of all, they looked at themselves as belonging to something and took pride in what they themselves had to offer the community of students around them.  

(Of course the rest of the day wasn’t all that great, but I’ll savor this snippet for awhile.)


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