Jun 10
Fresh Eyes

Dear Parents of Sibylla Kiddle School,

A Kindergarten student came beaming into the school this week and exclaimed, “Today is not going to be a normal day!” His class was going on their first field trip. He was about to experience learning with fresh eyes and a new perspective.

Earlier this week, our school was able to host Chief Superintendent, Christopher Usih. As we toured the school, met with staff and interacted with students, I got to see our school with fresh eyes and a new perspective.

So many things in life can become routine, ordinary and predictable. The alarm goes off at the same time every day. We see the same picture hanging on the wall without really even noticing it. The weekend eventually rolls around with a similar predictability to the ones that proceeded it. There is nothing wrong with these things, in fact there is good embedded in the daily routines of life but sometimes it can be hard to see the good we are surrounded by until we get fresh eyes and a new perspective.

Finding the joy in learning often comes when we break routine, when we step out of the ordinary and embrace the unpredictable. Try breaking routine with your children this weekend. Eat something different for breakfast on a Saturday. Walk the dog on a different route. Meet someone new or reconnect with someone you haven’t seen in awhile. Take a field trip to somewhere unexpected. When it is over, reflect together on the joy you experienced, the new learning you encountered and find a moment to be grateful for fresh eyes and a new perspective.

Brad Emery, Principal


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