"Ms. Snow, I realize we aren't quite ready for sharing circle, but I really want to share my poem with you, " A said.
Ms. Snow is like a dandelion happy to see me.
She works hard each day just so I know she loves me.
Glad she's there everyday.
This is my teacher.
My eyes glisten as I hand back her notebook. "You have just made my day absolutely perfect."
Thank you for these moments when our hearts are heavy and are lightened by a few words from a 10 year old.