I have now been living in Sacramento for just over six months. At first I wasn’t sure if this was a good move for me. But the longer I am here, the more I am loving this place. I do not think I have ever lived in a place where people are so nice, so happy, so open and genuinely love where they are. The happiness quotient is contagious.
On January 21st, I walked with fellow teachers and friends in the Women’s March. Amazing. Such good, positive vibes. Inclusion and support was the energy of the day. I loved being a part of such a great crowd of people wanting the best for everyone.
I am still in love with my school as well. I just returned from a week at the Marin Headlands with my 5th grade class. We hiked and bonded and laughed and learned. It was good to get to know the kids in a different atmosphere and to be out along the beautiful California coast. We had amazing weather and were happily exhausted each night.
My after-school writing class is going well too. The kids are so creative. They are now developing a variety of stories and getting them ready to submit for possible publication. This summer I am going to be teaching two creative writing classes at Sacramento State University. I love teaching and supporting creative thinkers.
My 5th graders just finished a unit on the American Revolution – our culminating project was a musical. It was really fun – all done acapella. Now we are working on the US Constitution and Bill of Rights – which brings up so many issues right now. We are also gearing up for a Human Rights assembly. My kids will be doing a rap/song/chant to a song by Colby and Awu (from Cameroon) called “Change the World.” They’ll be singing acapella again, using their cubist paintings from art class as props and – via their t-shirt color – ending in a colorful rainbow. Should be fun.
The official last day of winter is March 20th – just over 3 weeks away!
Happy end of February.
4 thoughts on “Six Months in Sacramento”
So happy you are loving your work and Sacramento!
Keep these updates coming!
Teachers like you are the hope of the future
hey there. so glad you are enjoying your new home. i still love living here. am planning a trip to bay area to visit doug and step in april and hoping to see you also.
Hi = let me know when and if it is a weekend – I could come down to the City and we could have lunch.