Authored by Melanie Boyer onMay 8, 2020
Posted In:For Educators, Impact Stories
Thank you, educators, for birthday books, reading online, book bistros, reading book reports in windows, hosting Star Wars Day, picking out books that matter, and listening to kids talk about LEGOs when they need it—you are appreciated beyond measure!
Posted by Beechnau Elementary School on Monday, May 4, 2020
–Rob Nista, Beechnau Elementary School, Ravenna, MI
“I did a video call with a student and parent and my student spent 40 minutes showing me his LEGO figures. His mom said, “you don’t have to only talk to her about LEGOs,” to which he replied, “I know I don’t have to talk about LEGOs, I want to talk about LEGOs, and she’s listening!” It made me smile to know that he never would have had 40 minutes with my full attention to show me LEGOs before the closure, and that it was really special to him to have that connection with his teacher. He was beaming. The closures have opened up other windows into lives of my students and their families and have led us to connect in special ways.”–Caroline Kramer, Kent Elementary School, Kent, WA