I started the week with five different shows of HONK! with 149 middle school children grades 4-8. The show has been life-changing for so many students. The interaction of the various grade levels along with the talent has been incredible. I have three more individual casts to go. It is quite the buzz around Sunset Ridge School. We are only a school of 296 students.
Then on Wednesday afternoon, the Golden Apple Foundation surprised me with a life-changing visit. I am one the the ten winners of the Golden Apple. I am so humbled at this honor. The Chicago Tribune and the Pioneer Press was there for pictures and interviews. I will post pictures once I get them. This morning in the Metro section was a wonderful picture with an article. Additionally, the amount of emails that I have received from parents, students, fellow teachers, and the community has been overwhelming. I am truly touched. For once I am speechless.