Two nights ago, Kea rolled into her house from the airport sometime after three--in the morning--proving it is possible to wind up with jet lag without switching time zones. But was it worth it? Most definitely. We, Kea and Melissa, hit two schools in New Jersey with assemblies and workshops that were as inspiring for us as they hopefully were for the schools.
Thank you so much, Midland Elementary School in Paramus and Jefferson Elementary in Bergenfield! We felt so welcome and enjoyed meeting students and staff. The kids had such great questions, and the brainstorming that went on during the writing workshops was fantastic. These days, many adults fear that children are losing their imaginations, but they are alive and well at the schools we visited. We look forward to reviewing your entries to our 3-D Character-Building Contest!
Thank you, again, to the karate-kas from The Dojo Paramus who took time to demonstrate during the assemblies. You guys are always super!