Gloria has been in Washington D.C. with a classmate (I’ll call him Tim.) His father sent an email and photos to the class each day about Gloria’s adventures in Washington.
Hey Aqua Room,
Tim wanted to send a note to give you an update on Gloria’s trip! Today Gloria got to see the Lincoln Memorial. President Lincoln believed in equality for all, which is a lesson we thought Gloria would like as well.
Tim also wanted to let everyone know he misses them!
Oh my goodness! How wonderful is this on so many levels:
- Gloria actually traveled to National places in Washington.
- A child wanted Gloria to see Washington.
- A parent “got it”, understood the big picture, and sent emails and photos to the class.
Understanding that Gloria is a person, accepting Gloria for who she is, and including her as a member of the family, is a life lesson for the heart, and for the ages.
Stay tuned for Part 2.
Aw, happy boy!
Very much so!
I love everything about this!
I’m so glad, Beth! ❤️
I’ll bet Gloria will have some tales to tell when she returns from her DC adventure!
I bet she will! 🙂
I love it when parents allow a child to truly immerse themselves in the experience of bringing a treasured being home with them from nursery or school!
Lucky Gloria! I was in Washington many years ago with my university!
I feel exactly the same way! This was one of the best examples. I set up my computer so the children could see Gloria and her adventures each day. They were thrilled, and we learned about Washington. I’m glad to got to visit there. It’s a beautiful city.
Awww. How wonderful for Gloria, Tim, his family, and the classroom! It looks like everyone is having fun. A great share, Jenny.
Thank you, Dianna!
So happy for Gloria that Tim shared D.C. adventure with him. He looks happy also.
Super sweet. What an adventure for Gloria and “Tim.” Sharing is such a powerful tool.
This is sublime on so many levels (well articulated by you and other commenters)! Thank you for all you do, Jennie, here on planet earth. I am so grateful that the ripples you make keep spreading and spreading and spreading…
Will, your comment is beautiful. Thank you! Those ripples are my pride and joy. They happen when I pay attention to children. I can’t imagine anything more wonderful than making ripples.
What a delightful post. Kudos to all the adults in this one.
Kudos, indeed. Thank you, Dan!
Always great to see Gloria expanding her travel horizons. Looking forward to part 2.
Best wishes, Pete.
She is quite the traveler! Thank you, Pete.
This is terrific, Jennie.
Thank you, John. I was flabbergasted, in the best of ways. Two more parts to come.
Gloria helps the children to ‘see’ by opening their hearts. Compassion is such an incredible gift to have and to give.
That’s exactly what she does! Compassion is a great gift. Thank you, Gloria.
Lucky Gloria!! I bet she is having so much fun with Tim and his family.
She is! The children loved seeing her adventures in Washington.
They picked a good figure to photograph. Lincoln loved children.
Yes, and yes!
One of the great things you always do, Jennie, is to make things easy for your families to participate. Your welcoming presence encourages them to join in. Parent involvement is such a big part of the educational equation. I’m sure Tim will never forget bringing Gloria to Washington.
That’s so nice, Pete. Thank you! Yes, parent involvement is critical to education. I hope this is a lasting memory for Tim.
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Thank you, Michael!
Happy Easter, Jennie! Awww, you really did it, and let Gloria leaving New England? 😉 Now you students also will never forget who Abraham Lincoln was, and will see themselves visiting Washington soon. Good educational trick! 🙂 xx Michael
Michael, in all the years that Gloria has been around, she has been to many events with children, but she has never been on a big trip like this. Hats off to the parents who ‘get it’ and sent the photos and email. It was great fun to show all the children the photos and read the parent email each day. Yes, we talked about Abraham Lincoln. I’ll let the child share his stories with the class. Education needs to address the mind and the heart! Happy Easter to you!
This is a great example of how one thing leads to another…a brilliant way to learn as who knows what the next discovery will be…a beautiful post, Jennie 🙂 x
Yes, who know what the next discovery will be. Well said, Carol. Thank you!
Knowing that I can’t start with Part 2, I had to return for the premise.
Haha! Thanks for reading, Frank.
Excellent.. 🙂 ❤
Thank you, Sue.
Jennie, this is simply wonderful!
Thank you, Charles. I was shocked that the father took the time to take photos and email the class, every day. He even connected Gloria to Abraham Lincoln. Yes, it was wonderful!
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Thank you, Charles!