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Our school is undergoing construction as we anticipate big district changes in 2017.
As I look at this picture that I took yesterday I still envision the beautiful read aloud tree that I spent time under with my first and second graders for 13 years. That tree gave us shade on a hot and sunny day. That tree made us relax and take in a new story that we waited all day to hear. That tree allowed us a breath of fresh air when our classrooms were humid and unbearable in September and June. That tree was the Popsicle spot. It was where we had end of the year class parties and celebrations.
I know change is good. Change teaches us things about ourselves. But, change can be hard. For now, I'll celebrate the memories we had under this amazing piece of nature. I choose to picture that it is still there.