PAUS Kids' Stories | Ice Show @ Kendall | CRLS Danceworks! | Winter Concerts

December 14, 2018 in #events | | | Share on Google+

This Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending first our school's winter concert, and then Stories of Self at PAUS.

The kids had a wonderful concert. I even got to see my son playing the recorder that they've learned for the last 6 weeks.

I took way too many pics and vids as you can see. Just be warned about the cute overload with the kindergarteners at the end. ;-)

But what really blew me was the visit to PAUS our upper school. These kids are amazing, and so very resilient!

The 6th grade assignment was to write about a hardship they went through, and how that affected them. I heard about one kid whose father stopped being involved after she turned just 4. Another's family immigrated from war-torn Liberia. They talked about the difficulties they went through, their hurt and struggles, and how they came to find peace and hope for the future.

I also learned from another about first resisting then embracing the language of her immigrant family, and how it brought her closer to her grandma and their family history and culture.

The kids were well-spoken and a couple showed a great sense of humor. One told me about the time when she almost became FAMOUS. Another about how her brother finally got her to pay attention in school and learned math.

Call me very, very impressed. :)

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