Letters to Tuvia Y3/#sol18 14/31: Just Recess

Evening T and Slicers,

Seems like I haven’t been writing into the morning lately but today I was up and out early to visit an elementary school in Cornwall, NY.  Two very passionate teachers were finishing a project inspired by a strategy I shared at one of our team sessions.  It was wonderful to visit as the school was getting ready to host grandparents in the evening: Book Fair and Pizza!

As I drove up on 9W in the cool sunshine and listened to MSNBC I wondered if the elementary schools would be participating the walk out at 10.  I was hoping that they could be spared.

They were.  I arrived to a  parking lot in front of the school blocked off.   Kids were out playing today in the cool sunshine, while just down the road  middle school and high school lived in the reality of school shootings. They should be at recess too, throwing around a frisbee in the cool sunshine.

What will their America offer them?

Bonnie S.


2 thoughts

  1. We too chose to let our elementary students go through the day without the drama or protests and reminder of the risks we all feel in schools these days. Yet, I am proud of those HS students who have made this a cause. We certainly need passionate voices for change. We also need to protect our students in all aspects of their learning lives.

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