So we went outside, and took the principal with us, and got to touch the llamas and watch them spit and watch them kneel over backwards the way their knees bend the wrong way. And it was just fascinating to be around the llamas when that's not something that is ordinarily on a schoolyard, much less in southern Idaho.
And it had meaning for me because so often we talk about shaping the future, when in fact the future is just a series of connected nows. And by grabbing that now, that lesson that was going on right then and there, I was really able to enjoy my students, and we learned so much—far more than my formal evaluation lesson plans would have ever taught us. So it had a lot of meaning for me to grab what's going on right now and just have fun with my kids.