School gets out early around here. In fact, there are only two and a half days left.
Today is Park Day. After specials classes we are walking to the local park to spend the day. We've got Frisbees, Popsicles, sunscreen, and sack lunches. The weather man says it should stay in the 70s. It should be a great day. The kind of day the kids will remember when they are thirty. We sure hope so.
It's funny, you spend hours every day teaching children how to think, how to problem solve, how to relate to others. You spend hours planning lessons that are engaging and powerful. You create systems that are efficient and effective. You watch them grow and learn and face new challenges. You are delighted in all they accomplish. But, do they remember any of that? Nope. They remember Park Day.
And, that's exactly how it should be.