Delicate Wings is a story that honors the act of making oneself vulnerable. A teenage boy pushes through his fears and speaks his mind and feelings at the risk of losing very important friendships. His courage not only saves the lives of some birds but, eventually, inspires his friends and actually strengthens their connections. Speaking up and listening lessons have been recurrent themes over the past six months at Homestead. The emphasis on these basic elements of communication and seeking balance between listening and speaking is how we build emotional literacy foundations through narratives in our day-to-day learning at Homestead.
Tuesday morning wandered through the land looking for signs of the strengthening sun and identified by name twenty-eight species budding out. Afternoons were filled with painting with acrylics adding layers of detail and color to their images of their nature names.