This evening, I had this short Twitter conversation with a fellow educator, Kristi.
When I read Kristi’s reply to my initial tweet, I couldn’t help but nod along. We’re in the midst of reorganization, and as classrooms change and students get ready to move, I sit back and realize that it has been an exhausting week. I wonder though, have I taken the time to just slow down and enjoy the “little things”: those small, wonderful classroom moments?
- Sharing a snack with a student.
- Listening to a funny story and enjoying a good laugh.
- Cutting, painting, gluing, creating, and getting completely immersed in some messy problem solving.
- Putting on a puppet show.
- Building a tower together. Watching it fall, and trying again.
- Enjoying a good book together.
- Dancing, singing, and being just a little bit silly.
- Playing a game of hopscotch.
- Running, jumping, skipping … moving in all kinds of different ways.
Kristi’s tweet, whether intentional or not, was a good reminder for me to slow down and truly enjoy these little, wonderful things. I wonder how doing so may allow us to connect even more with students, and what the impact of that may be. What do you think? How do you find the time to enjoy your list of “little things?”