Friday Thoughts: The “Mightness” of Snow Days
For me, the anticipation or potential— the mightness— of a snow day is more exciting than an actual snow day. Sure, I love playing in the snow with my kids and spending time with my family, but those minutes (which feel like hours) spent refreshing my screen to see if our school’s name has been added to the list is where most of the excitement lies.
And once it’s been announced, the excitement dwindles for a little while.
It’s a lot like school. Getting through another year isn’t the point— school is all about the journey, one filled with tension, possibilities, potential, what-ifs, and mightness.
Each day we have the opportunity to play the “guide” for each student’s journey, to help navigate through the obstacles and conflict of growing up. With the same attention we give to awaiting a snow day, we need to look for the mightness and possibilities in each student.