Friday Thoughts: Buzz Boy & Fly Guy
Each night, I read with my kids before they go to bed, and this past Monday, my kids wanted to read a book Carson had checked out from the school library: Buzz Boy & Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold.
Once the kids were jammed-up and brushed-up, we laid down on the floor ready to read. I opened the cover, and inside was this sticker:
I asked Carson to read the sticker aloud, and then I talked with my kids about how I know Samuel because he is a sixth grader on Mustang Mountain. My kids were so excited about my connection, and we started talking about the other “older” kids they know who may have read the same book.
And that’s a cool idea, and I guess something I haven’t really thought much about. My kids, although young, really look up to the “big” kids— and I want them to have those connections with older students who will serve as examples and role models.
Compared to some schools, CAC is pretty big, and compared to other schools, we’re very small. Either way, it’s hard to deny this: we’re close. Our students from all grades know each other, spend time with each other, and influence each other. And I love that!
I love that my kids already have so many older kids to choose as role models.
I love that my kids already have so many opportunities to interact with the “big” kids.
I love that we foster and encourage those relationships and opportunities.
I love that a simple library book can serve as a reminder of the closeness of our community.
My kids already have so many role models to choose from, and that makes me happy to be a Mustang.