looking for the kids

In the last few days, sometimes I’ve wondered where the kids have gone. It’s quiet in the school. I can hear people moving around and talking… but the sound levels are down, manageable, not the sounds of twenty-two kids moving around and doing things. I wander out of the office and around the school to look for them.

Some can be found learning to knit and making their own knitting needles with Melanie.

Others are struggling through weaving coil baskets with Elizabeth.

A bunch make paper houses and art for a piece of lint named Bad Bug.

Others use the laser cutter to make grabbing prosthetic hands.

And while sometimes there are occasional trips to Safeway…

…they always return laden with potatoes (or other things), ready to focus and explore.

Each time I wonder where the kids have gone, it turns out that all twenty-two kids are in the building. They’re just focused. Exploring.