Talking about and using ambassadors is one of my favorite parts about getting a new student. When a new little person comes to our "country," I talk about the all-important job of an ambassador. This person will show them around and make them feel welcome. For example, during Daily 5 time, an ambassador (of my choosing) will stay with them the whole time and model how to do everything. At recess, a few ambassadors are handy to show the new little person around and play with them. You get the idea. Typically, the ambassadors are put to work for several days until our new friend is settled in and feeling more like one of us. Hopefully this is how our new little guy will be feeling very soon. (He's a sweetheart by the way.)
My runner's heart hurts for those who ran in Boston today. My prayers and love go out to them. Thank you God for legs that can run.