Snapshots of the day:
Lunch with 3-4s included a conversation about microaggressions; how we identify them and how we can interrupt them. As always, I was delighted by SK students' thoughtfulness and desire to dig deeper.
In both writing workshops, Alex challenged students and teachers to think about a character's desires. After writing descriptions of ourselves as characters, we then tried to write a scene with our "opposite": a character who is "opposite" from us in some way(s). We then had a chance to share our writing and reflect on the ways in which we connected with our "opposite" character.
After a wonderful reading and conversation at Common Language in the evening, we got to enjoy treats and chat with one another.
Huge, huge thanks to everyone who came to the program; our wonderful hosts at Common Language; our dear friend, Jim Toy; and to Alex Gino, for continuing to teach and learn with us.
To books that bring people together,