Lunch with the kids. We call it #nozeros. It started at the beginning of the year to give kids another chance to get work turned in. It has continued as that, but also as a place of openness and giggles and today, sharing oreos.
The kids came in, with their lunches. Some needed to come in to turn in their reading log, others just wanted a place to hang and some came with friends. Some leave when they are finished, others stay and eat. I giggle at the stories they share and I know that these lunches are something special. It’s funny that there is no editing of stories when it’s lunch time – the typical filter is removed simply because of the timing. I was enjoying the time with the kids in a less-than-academic way as the question came, “Mrs. Gurney, do you want an oreo, I brought them for everyone at lunch”. I smiled and happily munched on a childhood treat.
“I’ll see you guys tomorrow.”