Giveaway winner announced at the bottom of the post. 

I don't know what your school is like, but my school is very diverse. It's amazing how diverse the population is at my school. From the outside, you would never know that we are a high poverty school elementary school. We're located on a pretty street, surrounded by pretty houses. 

This weekend I saw this video and it was like a punch to the stomach. This is a reality for some students at my school. Get comfortable and a box of tissues, the video is about 13 minutes long. 

"This my past, my history, my story is not my fault. It's not because of me... and doesn't have to be what defines my future. I am lovable. I am worthy of care... and that glimmer of light makes all the difference. The glimmers of light give me hope that someday my summer will come."


  1. Thank you so much for choosing me as your Lock Smock winner! I'm quite anxious to try it on my classroom door!

    1. I'm so excited for you too! Let me know as soon as you receive it :)


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