1. Writing Table, 2. A school, 3. words on board, 4. Score: 92, date:2/14, 5. Untitled, 6. New Word Wall, 7. School's Out, 8. The Little Yellow Bus......., 9. words [school project], 10. SCHOOL Time Capsule, 11. school, 12. Literacy wall word search
Goodbye to children sleeping in, tousle-headed and full of mysterious dreaming...to lazy days poolside, a unique perfume of chlorine and sunblock on the skin...to late night ice cream stand runs, cones dripping in chocolate rivulets over tanned wrists...to unbrushed hair and mismatched clothes...to afternoons lost in the library stacks, each with a pile of books on the floor around them...to counting butterflies in the echinacea and lavender...to hours spent in blanket forts with pillow floors and coloring books to weather the hottest part of the day...to catching fireflies, naming each one in turn and then letting them go with a sorrow as if the fragile winged-creatures had actually been true family pets...to days in pajamas in the air-conditioned quiet...to racing bikes down the street until sweat poured down and, pink-cheeked and breathing hard, they came inside again to have water ice...Goodbye to our seamless empty days--belonging to us in abundant time and infinite possibility.
Around here, summer is over tomorrow. I get that sinking feeling...I am going to miss it more than I can say.