Celebration: The moments

The moments. All weeks have them. They are what float to the surface when we sift through our days. They are the moments that keep speaking. They have lots to say.

The moments of light, The moments of meaningful. The moments of vulnerable.  Little moments with endless possibility. Transformative happenings that linger.

They are quick and happen in a heartbeat. But their meaning fills the space. I am sure you know these moments.

This week I celebrate that I am taking the time to revisit and share them here.

I have a brand new student from Saudi Arabia. Her English words are limited. She has bravely participated and smiled a beautiful beaming smile all week. Today, she finished her math activity and announced, “Finished.” We asked her how she would say this in Arabic. She taught us. Everyone practiced and the entire class cheered for her! I told her now she was the teacher.  Her smile? There are no words.

But speaking of words – how thrilled I was to see her writing on the back of her art piece. Not sure if it is her name or . . . But pretty wonderful.

Celebration: The moments There's a Book for That

I always love to spy on reading connections during buddy reading. Nothing like an engaged room of little readers.

Celebration: The moments There's a Book for That

This was a spontaneous celebration in math. We were working on representing larger numbers on these 400 circle charts. All of a sudden, kids started walking up to the carpet area proudly holding their math sleeves high. Of course, I had to snap a picture.

Celebration: The moments There's a Book for That

After lunch reading time. Boys reading their own books and reading to each other.

Celebration: The moments There's a Book for That

Realizing I was watching them. 🙂

Celebration: The moments There's a Book for That

We made some hearts. This one, lopsided and true might have been my favourite. The smile from the artist when he presented it to me? Also pretty grand.

Celebration: The moments There's a Book for That

Thank you to Ruth Ayres and the #celebratelu community!

Being part of a community that regularly shares gratitude and celebrations truly transforms my weeks.


22 thoughts on “Celebration: The moments

  1. Always love seeing those pictures of the readers, Carrie. They look so enraptured! And glad that you have a new student so happy to get going. I can’t imagine being in a place where I barely spoke the language. She is a brave little girl. I’m sure you have something to do with her big smile.

    • I lived in what was then Czechoslovakia for 2 years – I have deep empathy for being in a loud world that doesn’t make much sense! She is a gift, this little one. I am learning a lot from her.

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