In our cranky, old, grown-up way we have been trying to keep the students from
We have, again, in our adult way, complained about all the drama and materials that go into a night that lasts only a few hours and they spend a lot of that time not even at school! But upon reflection, I guess there are a lot of opportunities for learning in all of this. Like compromise, getting along with others- even if they have WILDLY different opinions, planning, and actually getting to watch the space they see every day become a totally different environment.
Those of you who actually went to prom undoubtedly have memories from it. I personally don't, as I didn't attend. I made the posters for them in the art department for 2 years, and I actually probably have a copy of those somewhere, funnily enough. But there are those who speak of that night fondly, and I think it will be a nice evening for the kids. I do not remember prom being a community event where I came from, but it certainly is here. Many people come and watch the Grand March, so if it gets people talking about the students in a positive way, then that is worth it.
As for me, I am shaking off the feeling that I will be losing my weekend! I use that time to recover and recharge..... I will be feeding off the kid's enthusiasm today and tonight and tomorrow. Hence I have a bit of melancholy today, from all sorts of things this week. These wild swings I had of the lowest lows and some pretty amazing highs is taking a toll on me this morning. While I slept, I am pretty tired, y'all.
So, I am going to get all cleaned up and rev my engines and get psyched up for the weekend. I get to come home for a few moments after school to take care of my JacPot chores and such and then go back for the duration. There could be a cocktail in my future at the end of this day!
Have a great Friday and give away some of your joy today!