June 3, 2020 | Melissa McCallihan
Since day one of this school year my most favorite time of the day is anytime I’m in a meeting with my students. Before going to distance learning, in our class meetings, our community enjoyed sharing stories, worries, celebrations and prayer needs. They loved to ask questions of each other– about likes and dislikes, about family traditions, and about their daily lives. They loved to ask questions and share wonderings about the world, our current read aloud, and the Mustard Seed community. They loved to play games and have dance parties.
Since day one of distance learning, meetings have been a place where students are mostly the same as when we were in the building for school. They are just as inquisitive. They verbally process the world just the same. They are concerned and connecting with their community. They are playful.
Not much has changed even with going to distance learning. I am so thankful that the tradition of an open, safe and welcoming meeting space continues via our virtual world.