The March Slice of Life Story Challenge
hosted by Two Writing Teachers
In my job as a teacher-librarian, I coordinate the video announcements at our school. Today having that job was an extra-special treat. We're in the midst of renovating our school (I wrote about that here) and I was able to arrange for a video crew to tour the construction area. Three students got to go in wearing hardhats. They learned how to spin the dial and tighten them up.
We saw duct work where ceilings will be later. We climbed up stairs that were recently poured. The site manager explained what was happening in the all of the major areas. I had been on a tour once before, but it was way more exciting seeing it through the eyes of eleven year old students. We saw people putting up sheet rock, we walked on metal that still needed cement to be poured, we looked across a skywalk that hadn't yet been walled in and much more. We got an education in building.
At the end of our tour, I tried to prompt them to say thank you to the site manager. I asked "What do you say?" All three of them responded simultaneously, "Awesome!" Of course they did say thank you too, but awesome was certainly a good descriptor of our visit.