|with Ruth Ayres!|
|22 of 31 at Two Writing Teachers!|
What a week to celebrate! Although it was heavy with end-of-the-quarter exhaustion, this week was also sprinkled with so many sweet moments to savor!
- Incredible culminating lessons (and such a thoughtful present!) from my graduate student observer! I'll miss our conversations, her enthusiasm, and her kindness with my students. (They all said she will be a good teacher!)
- All my wonderful students... like D., who greeted me one afternoon by asking, "Are we going to do something fun today? Like we do every day?!" with a smile sweeter than any you'd ever imagine a teenage boy could wear...
- ... and S., who shyly handed me a cold plastic container one morning: "Mi mamá hizo pozole y tostadas para Ud."
- Adorable thank-you notes from students for helping them participate in our school's multicultural event. I was astounded when A. delivered his note before school, and then these others appeared on my desk later that day:
Apparently my colleague must have suggested they make them... so cute!
- Ravenous readers who scoured my shelves for Spring Break books! My ears never got tired of hearing eager voices call out "I need a new book for Spring Break!" Some students took home two or three books... are these really the kids who hated reading when they came into my classroom?
- Superb student slicers who are taking risks, applying ideas from mini-lessons, and living writerly lives this month. They are just incredible!
- A smartphone! (That's right, we still had flip phones until yesterday.) Husband says we've joined the 21st century... and because of Ting, we could do it without compromising our budgeting principles.
- SPRING BREAK and spring weather! (What more do I have to say?)