The first half of Ellis' school day was a difficult one for him. He was feeling overwhelmed and unfocused. One of Ellis' biggest challenges is controlling his emotions when he is out of sorts. But he has become so much more self-aware over the years.
This day was a breakthrough for Ellis because this was the first time he expressed pride in pulling himself together. He even discussed how OTHERS were proud of him too! This was a little step in the marathon of growing up.
This is a drawing of Ellis and his teachers celebrating his little success.
Note: This is the same drawing as in the painting "Let Good Things Grow". In this painting, the three colours come together to form one tree. It is about people helping people.