Sunflower Children

Sunday, 2 August 2015


Sunflower Children

Sunflower children,
nod to the sun,
Summer is over,
School has begun.
               Author Unknown

     As I watch this sunflower growing in my yard, I am reminded that once it blooms, it will be time for school to begin.  Someone once told me that August is like a month of Sundays and I think of this every summer when it hits and I move into "full steam ahead" mode.  As I continue to reflect on my teaching practices through the lenses of repeat, rethink, and remove, I remind myself to add "recharge" to that list.  The group of children that I will soon meet need more than just sharpened pencils. They need a teacher whose mind, body, and spirit have been well-nourished by the freedom and pleasures of the summer season. For me this means setting aside time each day to take walks, connect with nature, and spend time with the people I love.  What will you do to "recharge" in the midst of your back-to-school prep?

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