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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Day 3 of 31 #SOL16

Here are some of my super readers. We did our door decoration for reading month today. The kids had fun decorating little capes and the sign that reads, "We Are Super Readers!" I'm hoping they feel like super readers every day. They've made some nice progress this year and I hope it continues. It's been really neat watching this group of kids grow into third graders.
Of my current class, about a third of them were with me in kindergarten and first grade. Overall this entire group of third graders is a high needs group of children but I can always think back to where they started and feel better about where they are. They've come a long way and it has been nice being part of their journey. My daughter also happens to be in third grade which is a bonus because I will forever be connected to this group and have the privilege of watching them grow up.
The other day I was walking my class from the kindergarten wing back to our hallway. One of my current and former students looked up at me as we passed our old room. "I really miss it in there," she said. "Yeah we had a good time together back then," I said looking back at her. There was a touch of sadness in both our eyes. There was something very special about those first two years together. I remember telling them and making them promise me they would always look out for one another even when I wasn't there teacher. Soon enough I won't be their teacher anymore, but I'll still be watching and hoping.


7 comments:

  1. OMG! I LOVE the little superheroes. That is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. That looks so cool and motivating. I love that your students share they miss you...a testament to you.

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  2. Very cool door! I bet your kiddos love it! My eyes get sad when I look in that old classroom too, my friend. :)

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  3. I love the super readers! We have a similar theme for reading month. I wonder if I have time to try this!

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  4. Awww! A little piece of me melted. They're SO lucky to have had you as their teacher for three years, Betsy. To loop with a class once is special. To do it twice is extraordinary. YOU, my friend, are extraordinary.

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  5. I agree with Stacey - what a wonderful gift to see the same group of kids learn and grow as readers and writers for three years! You deserve a super cape, too!

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  6. Great door, Betsy. You have had a unique experience to have your kids for multiple years. Making bonds with our kids is the single most important thing that we do...hands down!

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  7. It's amazing how much we expect from our third graders. They are 9 years old for crying out loud! I wished we could feel free to allow more time to do the activities that are more exciting. I am glad to see that you took that time to do something fun to encourage the joy of reading. I need to do the same!

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