There is a great deal of conversation around kids not reading. Many people say that electronics are pulling our kids away from reading. There have been studies by Common Sense Media that show kids reading books less and less. However, I am not sure that is true. Even if we did blame electronics or TV for that matter, we would see that most kids are reading screens more and more. Does the platform matter as much as the actual act of reading? Probably not.
Just last week, I said goodbye to my 18-year-old daughter. After 6 years of going to camp with our church every summer for a week, she was now going to be a camp counselor for that same camp she attended as a camper. She will be gone for 2 months. I realize this is not forever, but I know that it is just the beginning of the end.
A remarkable classroom community consists of a thriving group of learners who respect and care for one another. Achieving this type of environment can be a valuable accomplishment for the students and the teacher.
Especially on those days when you think you have it all together. You have the kids in the car, you’re actually dressed, everybody has eaten, and for the first time backpacks and lunches are prepared and in the car with you. You are driving along thinking to yourself, Wow, I got this! That’s when it happens.