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Last year was my first as an ELL teacher and my first challenge writing alongside my students. Thus, my feelings at the end of the month were more along the lines of being relieved that I survived my part of the challenge. Thus, my reflections and pride were all about bringing the challenge to them.
This year, my head is swirling with mixed feelings. Lots of last year's exhaustion and relief are definitely prominent, but I'm also even more proud of my students and even more excited about what slicing has done for our classroom community, since I learned from last year and improved the way I implemented the classroom challenge with my students. Moreover, I brought several of my colleagues and friends into the challenge, which added another dimension of joy and pride this year.
Since swirling emotions are perfect for poetry, it seems that the ideal way to wrap up March 2014 is with a poem:
another month of writing.
A month of thinking
A month of pushing
of encouraging.A month of connecting
another challenge vanquished.
A month of excitement,
A month of frustration,
persistence.A month of courage,
another month of writing