Celebrating Return from Winter Break

My Super Stars

The desire to learn activated in games and acknowledgments
Struggling through syllables and sight words, celebrating small accomplishments through songs and hand games
Day one of my first year I wanted to impress you and show you that it would be fun to learn with me
The last day of year two, we hugged and high fived, both recognizing all that we had been through from our different perspectives
You live in a community surrounded by apartments
But you also have a park
And it is there that you can be a monkey, princess, magical alligator, mind craft genius
English may or may not be your second language
But I secretly love when you say words like gotted and hanitizer instead of hand sanitizer
All of your little baby faces have shifted as your developmental milestones appear
Celebrating accomplishments through songs and hand games
Phonics and guided reading have been difficult
But you faced it like champions
Giving me side eye when you felt insecure, needing a pat on the head to know that I can see You
What does it mean to be super?
Every race that you run, whether or not you win, KNOW that trying will take you far
What does it mean to be super?
Handwriting is hard for all of us but you are surely winning with those backwards Js
What does it mean to a star?
Gleaming in the night your brilliance shines bright by day and by night
and you have the ability to guide
All of you have rocked my socks
You are all super
You are all stars