And so it begins - 10.5 days left of school. My school's population is such that the anxiousness of summer has less to do with excitement of being out of school and free from reading, math, and writing, but more to do with the scariness of not having a daily routine, not having someone to fix them lunch (if there is enough food at home for lunch), somewhere safe to play, or electricity to run their appliances. I am really working on positive reinforcement these next 10 days and when a kid breaks a rule being really mindful of having them practice a rule to help themselves, not because they're "in trouble".
On another note, I've started my summer "WBT to do" list. I'm sure as the summer goes on my list will grow as I read more and more.
Happy end of the year my WBT friends!