Day 2 of the Attitude of Gratitude Reflective Teacher @TeachThought Blog Challenge...
Thinking about special moments in the day-to-day rush and excitement of learning and teaching, of new discoveries, students striving to learn new concepts and create new knowledge, conversations that turn into exciting debates and more, I was challenged by this prompt to slow down and find one special moment.
I've got it!
Yes, all of the above is exciting and rewarding - and a whole lot of fun - but one of the most special moments for me is straight after lunch when the students come rushing in excited from racing around and spending time with friends, perhaps participating in sports practice and we sit down to read our class book or share a picture book. The best times are when we can do this outside.
I love this time because it brings us back together as a group, as a learning and teaching team and it is an example of our love of books and reading. Even those who are not always keen readers themselves seem to enjoy this time when they are read to and we take time to discuss what we've read. Sometimes this relates to what we're learning / inquiring about and other times it's just for the pure joy of the book and sharing something special as a team.
Magic! And there's no limit on age either!