Steve the Crossing Guard works his magic again with children in this wonderful post. His last sentence is a powerhouse. I have included it in my stash of favorite quotes. Einstein, move over.
I got an email from Steve this week titled, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning.” It reads:
You know that song from ‘Oklahoma’. Well, it was a magnificent January morning at the school crossing today. I remarked to the kids that it was and that it reminded me of a song from a Broadway show. Then, I proceeded to sing it while we were crossing.
Y’know, the younger kids liked it but even the high school kids did. There was a lot of energy at our crossing this morning. Keep in mind, that these kids come in waves or small groups of 2 or 3. So, I sang it about a dozen times.
It was terrific. I was really stoked this morning.
Have a great weekend, Jennie.
Photo of planet Venus (tiny spec) above town high school 12/20/18
The students and I have been fortunate to have the planet Venus looking down at us as we make our way to school, or, as in my case, do my school crossing duties.
It’s dark enough in the morning to easily see this planet, the second in our Solar System and about 50,000,000 miles from earth at this time.
It’s presence offered us an opportunity to talk about the planets, the 8 major ones, and we listed them. Of course, these kids generally knew about poor Pluto being downgraded from a major to a sub planet because of its size.
The exciting part of working with kids is their genuine interest in the world around them because they’re discovering new things that we adults often take for granted. Also, it reminds us of what it was like to be…
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