Thursdays are all about questions!
If you know me, then you usually only know one or two aspects of my life. I have writing groups, teacher groups, running groups, and a couple others. Rarely do the bubbles knock into each other.
Sometimes I forget when I reference a situation that is not “native” to that group.
This week while talking with some writer friends they said they kept forgetting that it was St Patrick’s Day this week. I told them it was Wednesday but I wouldn’t be doing anything because it is my school meeting day.
“How do you remember that it was this week?” they asked.
Kindergarten is its own world sometimes. I explained to my friend that in kindergarten we celebrate EVERYTHING.
Some celebrations are large with parties and things I have to buy!
Some are small celebrations in the classroom with cheers and songs and air high fives.
Every major holiday (and we have some sort of teacher apparel to go with it) is noted and celebrated. There is writing and reading, songs, and ,sometimes if we can get away with it, a craft of some sort.
We celebrate 100 days of school which requires items to be brought in, 100 crowns to be constructed, and centers that deal with all things 100 to be set up. We probably count to 100 more than 100 times that day.
We cheer for lost teeth and finally being able to count to 100 by 10’s.
We celebrate a wonderful sentence written and an amazing group story that we just wrote.
We celebrate our favorite books and their authors. We send them tweets and cheer when they tweet back.
Birthdays are special. If you don’t have a birthday during the school year then you get an UN-Birthday.
Why do I do UN-birthdays? I had a first grade teacher that assigned me an UN-birthday like in Alice in Wonderland because I had a June birthday. It was the only year my entire career of school that I was able to bring treats for the class. It made a huge difference to me. I never forgot it.
How can you not celebrate for all these things when there is a room full of 5 and 6 year olds who bring you magic every day?
What will you celebrate today?
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