Just before eating an especially delicious meal (like corn on the cob and ribs), canoeing on the calm waters of Eagle Harbor, or cross-country skiing on freshly fallen snow, my dad says, “It doesn’t get any better than this.”
His phrase is an expression of deep gratitude for good food and fun-filled activities shared with family. The phrase is an acknowledgement of our many blessings.
During a recent school walk through I observed:
- Pre-K students playing, laughing and running together on our big playground
- Kinder students building with STEM box materials while classical music played
- 1st and 2nd graders led by their teachers, walking to Sakai Park to study and explore
- 3rd graders working on triple-digit subtraction problems
- 4th graders working on graphic representations to multiply 3- digit by 1-digit numbers
- 5th/6th graders doing the Simplify Before you Multiply dance
- 7th/8th graders working on either Pre-Algebra, Algebra or Geometry coursework
When I returned to my office and sat down, the first thing that came to mind was:
IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!
With joy and gratitude,