Because we like to shoot at least an entire roll of virtual film
on the first day.
No jitters here!
Birdy just wants to meet the classroom bunny!
The fella dealt with his jitters by making faces.
Here's to the firsts in life, my friends -
First time in middle school!
First page in a new book!
First scribble in a sketchbook!
First line of a new story!
Here's to all the beauties to discover ahead -
all the joys,
and even more exciting,
all the mistakes around the bend -
the rough starts,
the scribble outs,
and bad days.
May they grow us kinder, brighter, wiser,
full of grace,
and brave in hope.
Here's to the beginnings in life, my friends!
Here's to joy in all of our seasons,
in all of our chapters.
Here's to each day we get a clean page
and fresh pencils
to make our mark.
Here's to erasers, and forgiveness when we make big, scribbly messes.
Here's to friendship and kindness
and all the beautiful things we pick up along the way.
Wherever You Go - Pat Zeitlow Miller, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
Atlas of Adventures - illustrated by Lucy Letherland
Zoo ology - Joelle Jolivet
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White, illustrated by Frank Marcellino
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet
Ramona the Brave - by Beverly Cleary