Back To School – A Reflection From a Grandmother
Students have experienced challenging moments through the pandemic in the past few years. How can we all join to assist them this year as the school year begins? Families can choose many options for schooling when discussing school choice.
I have chosen to homeschool our youngest daughter Julianna, and she is aware of the trauma that the pandemic has caused many families. I am working diligently to help her succeed this school year and press forward to finish 7th grade. She needs affirmation that she will attend 8th grade while learning her current subjects well. I look for ways to support her writing and drawing gifts, which she excels at doing.
For the last few days, I have been visiting my grandchildren, who will attend a Christian School this year. I took the opportunity to come and be with them before their school started because I wanted to support them too! We played games, built lego sets, swam with friends, and talked into the night! I encouraged them about this year and how wonderful it will be to see their teachers and classmates back in school.
I have thought a lot about the children, parents, and teachers during this pandemic and realized how important it is for us to support each other.
Maybe you have a friend who teaches in public school that a card or flowers might strengthen. A smile for that student getting on the bus in the morning and one for the bus driver! Kindness always shows us how much others care about our situation.
What is on your heart this year as the school year begins? What can you do to bless others?