Joy, at the End of the Day


Here is another wonderful post from the excellent teacher, Jennie!

A Teacher's Reflections

It’s Friday at 5:00 PM.  We’ve had a full day (and week) at school.  In the last hour we painted a gigantic box that will become a lunar module next week and fly to the moon. Yesterday was the Cold Moon, December’s full moon.  Today we learned the names of every month’s full moon.  Children were excited to know which moon name was their birthday month.  And, we finished holiday gifts to families, learned how to spin a top, wrote letters…. and much more.

It was time to chill.  I had already read aloud three books.  I knew exactly what to do.

I showed “Joy”, An Oscar winning best animated short film. It’s less than five minutes… but it’s the best five minutes I’ve ever seen.  Teachers love it, and children can’t get enough of it.  Perfect for Friday at 5:00 PM.

Warning: You will be hooked, in the best…

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