T Soared Like a “Bald Egol” during School’s Annual Open Mic Night

T recently earned the great honor of participating in his school’s annual Open Mic Night!

T gets ready for Open Mic Night!

T gets ready for Open Mic Night!

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Our local Barnes and Noble offered up a great space for our school's Open Mic Night.

Our local Barnes & Noble offered up a great space for our school’s Open Mic Night.

T checks in with the principal and gets ready to rock the mic!

T checks in with the principal and gets ready to rock the mic!

Sponsored and held at our local Barnes and Noble retailer, the event featured about 35 of our school’s 370 or so students and spanned over the course of a few hours (broken into an early and late session, we were in the latter). Each teacher chose a handful of their students’ original writings and our principal approved them to be read by the young authors during the event. Yes, original writing and independent reading from students at all grade levels, even the Kindergarteners.

T's teacher sadly couldn't make it to Open Mic Night, but she attached this lovely note to his writing the day of the event.

T’s teacher sadly couldn’t make it to Open Mic Night, but she attached this lovely note to his writing the day of the event.

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How about T’s choice in accessories?! We had no idea the mural behind him would coordinate so ab-fabulously!

T on the mic!

T live on the mic!

Congrats, T!

T’s principal congratulated each student after their readings.

T's writing, "Bald Egol."

T’s writing entitled, “Bald Egol.” This was written in February during a class unit on our country’s symbols and presidents in preparation for Presidents Day.

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A group shot (or attempt of such) from the Barnes and Noble Open Mic Night, second shift.

A group shot (or attempt of such) from the Barnes and Noble Open Mic Night, second shift.

This is our Kindergarten experience, RMT’ers. Five- and six-year-old kids can and are writing full-on stories and themes and, yes, they can read, too. Even T. It’s a rather amazing feat to witness not just of my son but of him alongside his classmates. Had I not been a part of seeing it for myself as it’s developed and blossomed over the last few months (I’ve been lucky to be in the classroom once-weekly as a volunteer since October, back when most were just barely writing their names!), I wouldn’t believe it possible myself either.

All of the writings have been on display at school as part of the reward for being chosen to participate in Open Mic Night.

All of the writings have been on display for the last month or so at school as part of the reward for their being chosen for the annual Open Mic Night. Congratulations, kids!

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Congratulations to all the kids who earned their wings – AKA the honor – of participating in this year’s Open Mic Night, and thanks again to Barnes & Noble for hosting this wonderful event!

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