After a two week break, we’re back at school this week. Since we’ve shifted to quite a bit of independent learning, I’ve been wanting to add in elements of togetherness again. Brave Writer was my inspiration for this. Now, the kids each do their morning work, choosing which lessons they’d like to work on individually and then we end our time with either poetry, freewriting, or a read-aloud. Even though we’ve only done this for a week, it has helped with attitudes on grumpy days and elevated our already-productive days. My favorite moment was when we turned around our rough morning with popsicles and poetry outside. I’m hoping it continues to bring joy to our days.