I want to tell you about how Susanna's project is making a difference to second graders in Missouri. Before I can do that, I'll need to back up a little. Every morning before we go to morning meeting, I have the class line up in front of the mirror. I've taught them to pause for a moment, really look at themselves and then say out loud "You are lookin' good today!" It starts our day in a fun, silly, and completely affirming way. So much of what kids see in the world around them tells them that they look wrong. I want them to start each day knowing that they look great. Just the way they are.
So. When I received Susanna's Winged Messenger I wanted to hang it in a place where it could really touch a lot of people. But where? The mall? Not very original. The baseball stadium? The cleaner crew will just toss it. Where then? Ah ha! My own classroom.
Every morning when my students tell themselves how great they look, so does Susanna.
Please visit the links below to visit many more of Susanna's talented friends.
A Mermaid's Tale, A Room of One's Own, lAlice In Paris Loves Art and Tea, Bird Tweets, Four Ravens, Ilka's Attic, Kristin Rexter, LiLi M, Mo'a Romig-Boyles, Persisting Stars, Rochambeau, Rodrigvitz Style, Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails, somepinkflowers, Soul Aperture, Sweet Indigo Life, That House, The Metaphorical Magpie, The World Examining Works, Visually Oriented