The Rainbow Won’t Wait

Photo by Maddie McManus

Photo by Maddie McManus

I think these words are useful to keep at the forefront of our minds as we head into the homestretch together:

“The work can wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work. ” -Patricia Clafford

Whether it is actually a rainbow, or whether the rainbow here represents a millipede, a dropped hot dog, an untied shoelace, the need for a hug, or a conversation to help sort out a challenge…….these teachable moments and memory-making experiences are fleeting and yet can make deep impact. It’s easy to miss them in the last chaotic weeks of school. Stay tuned. To each other and to children. The rainbows are worth pausing and absorbing…because the work will be there when we return.

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