During this holiday season, I can't help but notice signs of hope in such bleak times. Hope shines bright in the face of a struggling reader that has an "ah ha" moment about the book...taking his thinking to a new level by commenting, "I never thought of it that way....now I get it!!" Hope comes in the form of a story to a 3rd grade writer that hates to write...but finds her voice and tells a small moment story that brings chills to her audience.
Looking at these kids as they strive to reach goals and push themselves, I can help but see these children for the hope they are for the future...giving them the tools and courage to face the future.
Barbara Kinglover said, "Hope is a renewable option...if you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over again in the morning." How true that it. It is the hope for the future that keeps me going...tomorrow is another day...next year is another year...to keep challenging our kids to have great conversations about books, to connect their learning and grow their minds. It is what I hope for!!
ICYMI: #TWTBlog’s Homework Mini-Series - Last week, we hosted a mini-series on homework and the role it plays in elementary and middle school writing workshops.
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