23 May Slice of Life: We Wish You More #SOL17
Amy Krouse Rosenthal has been on my mind since March. Since our last post about her, I have been using her book, I Wish You More, as a mentor text in many of my professional development sessions. I find a way to work it in – to let Amy’s legacy live on. I offer teachers time to reflect and think the big idea in this book or use it as a scaffold for their own writing. What would you do with more? We all want more, but have we slowed down to consider what we would do with more.
As teachers write during these sessions, I too think about my wishes for more. I used Amy’s inspiration and scaffold to think about my wishes. As I look over the wishes I collected over these past weeks, I realize they are mostly focused on teachers. What I wish for them, for students, for schools, for all of us in the field of education.
As this school year ends… remember all that you do, the impact you make, the inspiration you are to your students. Tammy and I thank you (teachers virtual and actual) for learning with us, guiding us and energizing us –we wish you more!
We Wish You More…
We wish you more space than pace
We wish you more laughter than worry
We wish you more playfulness than worksheets
We wish you more book clubs than benchmarks
We wish you more process than products
We wish you more “I love it” than levels
We wish you more listening than talking
We wish you more purpose than plans
We wish you more passion than skills
We wish you more depth than breadth
We wish you more dispositions than rules
We wish you more questions than answers
We wish you more first day jitters than exhaustion
We wish you more lifelong learning than targets
We wish you more messy-moments than perfect lessons
We wish all of this for you,
because in the life of a child you are everything they could wish for…