Hello Parents and Students,
I just want to thank you all for your patience and flexibility during this time of remote learning. I think we all discovered a lot about ourselves as learners, teachers, listeners and doers. No one is perfect, and we all have had to reach deep inside to find compassion and empathy for others during a difficult time, when it was easy to focus on just ourselves. All of my students have touched my heart and have reminded me on a daily basis to stop and smile and not take myself too seriously.
We don't know what the future of schooling will look like, but I know that I will continue to do my best to support all of you and to promote a love of reading and writing. Reading helps us to stretch our imagination, learn about other cultures and societies, develop empathy and compassion for others, and, most important of all, to escape these difficult times and have fun! Writing, in any form, allows us to communicate with each other and hopefully to discover that as humans, we share more similarities than differences. Be careful with the words you choose and always think of the feelings of others before you share your writing.
I hope you all have a wonderful, social-distancing appropriate summer, and I hope to see you next year in September!