I just printed a four page document from the Geneva School District regarding the ongoing teacher’s strike in Geneva. I asked Maggie to read and condense into a two paragraph written summary. I figure she’s been off school from the strike for over a week, she needed an assignment.
Hilarity did not ensue when I gave her the homework.
Sometimes when I’m going to work I get stuck behind a school bus. And then I roll my eyes… Today I watched a handful of parents corralling their kids, funneling them toward the awaiting bus. There were enough kids that I needed to count them so as to know when I could be on my way.
And then everything changed.
Two of the kids were swaying, almost dancing. Little horses waiting to run. Smiles on their little faces, overly eager happiness as they waited their turn to board. Their day ahead would be magical. It already was.
“We’re gonna do math and reading and writing and maybe some science.”