Monday, March 21, 2016

#SOL16: The Ways Children Love

As many of you know, Rob and I worked in schools--mostly in Newark, NJ.  For the last four years, I have had the pleasure of working with teachers at the Robert Treat Academy in Newark, NJ.  I love the two schools. At the Jackie Robinson Campus, I have worked with the same group of children since they were first graders. Now they are in fourth grade and they are simply amazing learners--the brightest children I have ever known. I worked with their teacher, Jackie Perguero, when she taught the children in first grade and again this year.  I returned to work this week and the children made me a beautiful and inspiring book.  

Tonight I was feeling a bit down after dinner and noticed the book and took time to read and photograph each page. Below are photographs of the book.  Friends, there is no healing like the healing that happens when children give you a piece of their heart.

Thank you Jackie and children!


  1. i feel like i learned something i forgot from this

    1. That's the beauty of learning with and from children.they reminds us of the many ways to be in the world. This is why rob and I so loved the work we did--the work I continue now to do.

  2. Like Hayat said, "you are smart and kind."