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LETTER: All School Crew a joyous event

Joy. Joy of learning. Joy of teaching. I was invited to attend the Glenwood Springs Elementary School’s All School Crew, a community-building event that brings all the classes together. This time the third-grade classes produced it, and since my wife volunteers in Kim Worline’s third-grade class, I had the privilege of attending. Produced is the right word, since there were high wire acts, zip lines, singing and videos all aimed at teaching responsibility. It was actually more than teaching: It was immersion into the value of responsibility in a child’s life. The children actually were involved in demonstrating responsible and irresponsible behavior in their video. The joyous energy in the room from the adorable children and their wonderful teachers was quite contagious, and yet with a show of hands the room was brought to silence. There are values taught in this school such as responsibility, teamwork, dependability, compassion and wonder that cannot be easily measured by a standardized test but will last these children for an entire lifetime. It ended with a video blooper reel and a conga line to the tune “Celebrate.” Wow, what joy!

Thomas Rutledge

Glenwood Springs


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