Every Saturday, join me as I CELEBRATE This Week
with Ruth Ayres from Discover. Play. Build.
I won't be in Chicago marching with so many others in the Women's March today and it breaks my heart.
But, in less than two hours, I'll be at school with third through eighth graders. Today is the first day of our Saturday enrichment programs and I'm teaching three sessions: Telling Your Story as a Graphic Novel, Vocabulary Fiesta: An Introduction to Spanish, and Silly Videos. As a technology integration specialist, I get to work in schools with teachers and students but I don't have my own students any more. Teaching these three mini-courses is super exciting because I get to teach again.
So even though I won't be with friends downtown, I'm celebrating that I can still stand for the cause in teaching my classes.
I'm a working mom.
My kids know I'm teaching these Saturday classes.
One of my sons is in my classes and will see my excitement and enthusiasm.
He'll see me alive and passionate.
They'll both see the work I do today.
The kids I teach today will experience and learn something new.
My courses will inspire
Kids will be
drawing and dancing and singing
laughing and having fun as we learn.
But more than anything, I hope they'll be engaged learners.
Kids are our future.
I won't be at the Women's March.
But I will be making an impact in another way.
Thank you to everyone who is marching, in Chicago or anywhere else.
I wish I could be there but even though I'm not, I'm with you.