Saturday, May 17, 2008

This time of the school year can be so chaotic. How can we slow down enough to think about this past school year? What memorable moments can we bring to mind?

I took this picture last summer on our drive up the west coast of California. We found this spot on our journey through the Redwood Forest. Can I transport myself to this calm summer day? Can I close my eyes and feel the breeze?

This is where I want to be when I steal a few moments to think back on this school year. It seems like I never accomplish everything I set out to do. So I leave the school year with a measure of frustration but a resolve to do a better job next year. When I think about the small victories I can always picture a smiling child. And when I add up all those small victories I can see a wave of smiling faces. Children who discovered the joy of learning.