Thursday night was the final performance of our schools spring musical. I directed it with the help of the wonderful teachers I work with. K-8 puts on a show every two years. This was my third musical. It went very well. I had planned an escape route in the event of a flop, but was instead happy and proud to receive flowers and cheers. Any way...
Friday I walked into my classroom which should have been empty. There, sitting in the room was a single student lost in a book. It brought me to tears. This is not a child who would normally be reading. He had fallen in love with reading because of Dr. Seuss. I was so moved that I had to attempt to capture the moment. Taking a picture wouldn't have done it. I've attempted to write a poem and thought not only of this child, but other children I have had the joy and privilege of working with over the years. I hope that you enjoy my attempt at poetry!
If you have made it through this far, thank you! Now I have to show you my Truffala Trees! We read the Lorax on Friday and made trees. We started with a pastel M&M and then WOW a Truffala Tree just sprouted! Well, the kids figured out pretty quick that it was really cookies and sherbet! After their AWESOME performance at the school musical they deserved a treat! I got the idea from snacksandstories.blogspot.com via my favorite search engine...Pintrest!!
|The rainbow sherbet even smelled like a Truffala Tree!|
|The Brown Bar-ba-loots even showed up!|
|We made sure that the Oncler was no where around!|
|One student wanted to save the plate! It does look pretty awesome!|