Thursday, May 26, 2016
A Unit on Waiting!
My students were elated after I discussed that we would be receiving them in a couple of days. In a week, they arrived in a small container. We use journals to talk about their progress. Seven days later, all five of the caterpillars created their own cocoon. Next, we played the waiting game, a long waiting game. I felt like the caterpillars had died and so did the kids.
Finally, four of the caterpillars became butterflies. However, one caterpillar was not ready for the transformation. I lost all hope for that caterpillar, not knowing that the next day he would turn out just as beautiful as the other ones.
I found it fascinating that one caterpillar did not let me decide his fate. I wanted that one butterfly to be like the rest.
So many times we measure a student's achievement with another because that is the norm. Since this is "Graduation Season" we must take into consideration that a student or your child must find their own way to reach their goals. Remember there is beauty in waiting.