What did you love as a kid? Do you remember your elementary years? Did you have a favorite teacher? A favorite subject? A great memory that still resonates with you today? I remember loving school as a child. As your children will tell you or will soon be able to tell you, I loved odd things at school. Standardized testing being one of them. I know, odd.
Mostly, I love learning. Eliza, my daughter, kept getting frustrated with me last spring when we traveled to China. I wanted to learn about the culture and way of life while we were there so I continued to ask questions of our host. I’m a slow learner with culture though because every time I asked a question, our host would insist on purchasing us the food, or trinket, or offer to take us to the place. A verbal answer was all I was searching for but our Chinese host wanted us to experience the answer. I couldn’t help myself, I wanted to know the answer and my curiosity won every time. As soon as the question would come out of my mouth, Eliza would look at me quietly mouthing, now she is going to buy it! Oops.
At school, I love when your kids come to find me and tell me something they learned or something they did. Kids love for you to experience what they have learned. Mrs. Lew, look what I can do. Mrs. Lew, let me show you. Mrs. Lew, try this. I love it! Learning is to be shared and celebrated and experienced.
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT