I was surprised last night to find that my 8 year old daughters were awake when I came home from work. It was late and they were obviously ready for bed, but they ran downstairs to greet me and ask, "How was your day?" I answered them somewhat quickly, "just great", and got them off to bed because they need their rest, believe me.
As I sat down today, I realized that my day was more than that. It started with a trip around MTMS. I got to see students working on reverse outlines, highly engaged in revising and perfecting their work. I saw 7th grade students presenting diary projects, where they took on the role of a child of the holocaust or a Japanese internment camp...just amazing work that the students had every right to be proud of.
Leaving the Middle School, recognizing the outstanding work of our faculty and our students, I arrived at MTES, ready for the rest of the day. As I walked through the building, I remembered that today was concert day. I spent some time in the gym, enjoying the sounds of our band and observing with delight the behavior of our audience of Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2.
I realized that I owe my daughters a better answer when I get home tonight. My day was not "just great". I get the chance to see these things each and every day I come to work, and for that I am truly blessed.