i won’t bring it up. i won’t offer my memories. i will help count out the number of days on the calendar. i will say it is “september 11, 2012” and i will remember what it was like to be 7 months pregnant in that exact classroom 11 years ago. then we will paint. with every color available in paint and all colors that could possibly be mixed. we’ll use brushes and we’ll use hands. we’ll listen to music and celebrate the freedom of childhood that is captured in our classroom.
then we’ll stick this little note on each painting…a gift for families: