We had our second-annual 6th Grade Olympics last Wednesday.
During the Olympics, homerooms compete in teams in various events, including traditional relays. (At the end of the day, they even recieve "medals" made from wood
and painted gold, silver, and bronze.)
Towards the end of the day,
I was sitting on a bench to see if I could capture a few shots of relay participants as they passed. That's what put me in the position to capture these beautiful shots of T and N.
Apparently, N had wanted to run a turn, but she was having second thoughts.
T didn't miss a beat, offering to run with her.
This is a beautiful example of why students with special needs belong in public schools
and why reading and writing aren't the only important events to make time for in school.
Believe it or not, P's team did not take the gold that day.
Something tells me she didn't need to.
This week, I hope you run your heart out.
If you can, I hope you help someone else run, too;
because we're all in this together, right?
Have a Happy Monday.