SOLC: Day 1

Over the course of the last three days, I have watched my daughter perform 4 times in her Middle School’s production of Grease.  During this time I have enjoyed the singing, dancing, and acting of the 150 cast members, some of which I taught during their Elementary School years.

I began to recall how shy many of them were.  Some were so shy that they cringed at the thought of being in a large auditorium for assemblies.  Now, here they were confident young men and women entertaining hundreds of friends and strangers.

Many times as teachers we don’t get to see what happens to our students once they leave our classrooms.  We don’t always have the opportunity to sit back and see that these confident performers were, in part, shaped by the time we spent with them during those earlier years.

Bravo to my confident daughter.

Bravo to the cast of Grease.

Bravo to the many teachers that guided these students up to this moment.

Bravo to the future teachers that will continue to guide them in their lives.