It’s been non-stop behind the scenes action here.
It’s great that we got some national, state and more local exposure. Eventually, more people will understand what’s happening and our movement will grow. We’re doing everything we can and it feels good when our efforts pay off. Being noticed and written about by such incredible, highly esteemed forces working to save public education, is quite an honor. We understand that we’re part of a bigger struggle on a state and national level, as well.
I used to love getting new school supplies when I was a little girl. I still do. So, getting Ms supplies is fun for me, and I allow myself a few things, too. A new notebook. A few pens. Colorful post it flags. Glitter. When M checked out his supplies for the upcoming school year, M said, “I can’t wait to start first grade. I love my school and want to stay there forever.” He examined his new pencil case and I watched his eyes light up. I want that light to stay there for this coming school year.
Every time M says he’s excited to go back to school, I’m thrilled he feels this way (and it’s more proof that his Kindergarten experience was good). But, then my heart sinks. I can’t let him know exactly what’s going on. We plan for him to go back to the same school. That’s all he needs to know for now. My hopes are that he and other children won’t feel too many drastic changes. But, I can’t help but be concerned. I support his excitement. I contain my fears and let them loose elsewhere, away from him.
It’s a beautiful day. Even with the worry, the unknowns, and the fears.
The sun is shining and it’s time to play outside.