June 9, 2021 | Kate Streelman
…to teach your children this year! The first grade teachers have been blessed by each and every student this year. Choosing a word to honor each child is a privilege and a challenge. How do we sum up each child’s many wonderful qualities into one word?
Although we miss seeing everyone in person at Commencement, Zoom offers us the ability to share more than just a word, but our thoughts behind that choice. What do we mean by joyful? Curious? Accurate? Reflective?
We also hope that by sharing these words, students will feel empowered by what others see in them. Before this meeting, Ms Brasser and Ms Streelman shared each word with the class and talked about what each word meant. In the Moon Class, students often shared which of their classmates embodied these words! In the Sun Class, children played a game where they closed their eyes and took turns secretly guessing who might receive each word. Many times, the children guessed correctly, which affirmed the teachers’ word choices!
We honor the Sun and Moon classes for their growth this year: in math, in friendships, in painting, in reading, in P.E., and so much more!