Last week we did one of my favorite things at school. We visited the homes of our students.
I learned about this from Rob Carroll and I just loved the idea.
It's got to be hard not having a home, especially in middle school.
I went back to work last week, but all my teachers came back this week. We also did something really cool: Home visits. I'd like to share the video we made with you. Click HERE to watch it. We visited 460 students' homes and even a couple that we didn't know about that were around.
We broke up into pairs of dedicated teachers and visited the home of every student that we had an address for (and even some new move-ins we hadn't met yet)!
There was even a student who had an address of "25' Airstream at the Coast Guard campground"!
The best part of the visits I did that day was visiting the student who was at the Coast Guard campground, who didn't have a home to live in yet.
Being a middle schooler, and living in a camper trailer that your family just towed across the country would be difficult in the best circumstances.
We made sure that this kid who didn't have a home knew that he had a home at the Middle School. We are excited he made it here and we can't wait for him to be a part of our school.
What a fantastic day.