I ventured into the last class of the day during my most recent residency: Kindergarten.
After reading the students a mentor text, I was scaffolding their representation of transformation stories. Students were hard at work illustrating the middle of the transformation story when they spontaneously broke into song: This Little Light of Mine. It began at one table but quickly spread to all. Soft, beautiful, precious five-year-old voices.
This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine...
When the weight of the world feels heavy, I will return to this moment.
…Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine.
2 thoughts on Hope
You shine your light on so many people each and every day! Sometimes we need the light from others to refill ours. Always look for the light. It is always there, even when it seems so dark.