Today our Room Parents arrived with gifts for the teachers, from all the families in our class. Children were excited to watch their teachers tear open paper and uncover a gift. Rarely am I at a loss for words. I was when I opened the gift.
It was a book, Our Aqua Room Family. Family. That word somehow becomes cemented in September. It is much like a badge, something everyone wears, feels and just knows. We’re a family.
We’re girls and boys, we’re big and small,
We’re young and old, we’re short and tall.
We’re everything that we can be
And still we are a family.
We laugh and cry, we work and play,
We help each other ever day.
The world’s a lovely place to be
Because we are a family.
The following pages in the book were done by each child, drawing our Aqua Room family. Page after page depicted a child’s view of friends and teachers.
Life’s greatest blessing. A group that dreams, laughs, plays and loves together. Those whom you can always count on. Always present not only in the good times. The most precious gift.
That’s my class. The thread of being and doing (family) becomes who we are. Children and teachers always talk about being a family, because we are. Thank goodness the parents know and understand that, and feel the same way.
Here’s to Family!