For Spirit Day yesterday, I used a project inspired by the book Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. In this story a girl imagines she is flying above the night skies of New York and claiming it for herself. She reclaims the union building that won’t let her father join due to the color of his skin and she decides to have ice cream for dessert every night. I read it aloud and explained that according to this girl you can have whatever dreams you want–both big and little. You just have to be willing to shut your eyes and fly.
I’ll post pictures when I get back in the classroom. Oh yeah, did I mention? This caped teacher is flying off for Spring Break!!!