My second-grade report card noted “Becky daydreams in class.” When my parents showed it to me I didn’t know what to think about it. It didn’t seem like praise. I wasn’t sure if it was something that I was caught doing that I shouldn’t be (like picking one’s nose or yawning).
I just did a little research and it turns out that there are a bunch of reasons why daydreaming is great!
Though a time travel machine, I’d like to send this note to my second grade self…
“Dear Bucky Cheese (not a typo) ,
You don’t know it yet but—daydreaming is your superpower. Believe in yourself!
Grown Up Rebecca
Note to teacher self:
Remember to ask Art Yowza campers what they’re thinking and get their ideas and input.. Check and see if they want more engagement. If not, trust their creative process.. Respect their need for some freedom to connect their own dots through exploration.