|Tuesdays at TWT!|
"Yeah, they worked really hard to get it cleaned up!" The secretary making copies can't see my face. "Isn't it nice?"
"No! I hate blank rooms! They're unfriendly!" I laugh. "That's why my room looks like an elementary school room. I want it to be home-y!"
Actually, I want it to be more than home-y. I want it to be home. And at the start of every new year, love spills out of my heart and flows around those tables and up onto those walls as I implement new tweaks to make it home-ier. As I work, I see shadows of kids huddled in groups, curled up in corners, and gathered in the meeting area: happy, comfortable, determined, enthusiastic, safe.
|I've worked hard to create a variety of functional, comfortable learning zones!|
|Cards on the schedule board |
will help students know where
they should sit during each activity.
|Below the calendar display,|
a clearer display of specific targets
that are our focus for the day.
|Color-coded ongoing learning targets will be added to this board|
as we go, since we will build on most throughout the year.
|Fidget toys, activity books, and tip sheets |
to help manage stress & difficult emotions!
"You will learn. You will grow. You will find your joy, peace, and strength. And you will know that I love you." As I staple, scoot, organize, and plan, I hum and talk to the shadow-kids that float in front of my dreamer eyes.
Tomorrow, those mind-shadows will crystalize into real kids, and I will start the hard work of stitching classes into families. Today, this home-y space that will become their home is ready, and it is waiting to welcome them.