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Susie: A Small Bird with Grey Feathers

September 19, 2023

The children found this small, grey bird on the playground— she had died. How they responded and how teachers supported their discovery, has become a project deep with meaning and profound effects. The story of Susie reminds us of how vulnerable, precarious, and precious life is. Through the process of acceptance and letting go, children build resilience to navigate an array of life’s obstacles and enhance their ability to adapt to the changes with grace and hope. For teachers studying the process of developing long-term studies /projects with young children.

A long-term project with children from Douglas Head Start.

Tucson Values Teachers is providing limited scholarships for educators to attend PD opportunities, if you are interested, click here for more information

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