This morning I have the privilege of volunteering for Field Day at edu-son’s elementary school. There is nothing quite like watching a group of kindergarteners through fourth graders run obstacle courses, do three-legged races, roll tires, and crab walk down the field.
I didn’t realize how hard volunteering would be, as I just wanted to watch my son compete (he ran the anchor leg of the sack race, by the way, and did just a stellar job).
But Eduflack was really taken by the collaboration that was happening on that field this morning Teachers, administrators, and parents all working together. All focused exclusively on the kids and their experience.
Even with all of the fighting and the concerns and the vitriol thrown around as part of the education reform efforts in Connecticut these past few months, all stakeholders were able to come together, work together, enjoy each other, and make a difference.
Yes, it was just one day. Yes, it was just field day. But for a few hours this morning, I saw what was possible. How we can set aside differences to focus on the most important part of this whole equation — the students.
Now we just need to figure out how to do it without a wet field.