Here's a snapshot of my day:
During snack, a Eli's blue "gogurt" exploded across the table. Drops of blue yogurt covered work papers and streaked children's clothing and hair.
During a measurement lesson in math, Lauren asked if she could use a ruler to measure her nose. All day, she kept pulling her socks down to completely cover her shoes. She walked around with "sock shoes."
Molly came to me with an empty lunchbox that her parents forgot to pack.
Joe decided to take on the role of teacher today. In addition to scolding other children for misbehavior, he also corrected me several times as I read out loud.
As you walked past my room, you may have overheard me saying, "Stop shooting guns and making those sound effects!"
Carly's braid got caught in the zipper of another child's backpack. Ouch!
Katie, who has struggled with reading most of the year, read independently at a 5th grade level on reading assessment.
It's a crazy, busy time of year. I'm often impatient, frustrated and sometimes grumpy and when I can come up for air, I am counting down the days until summer. Moments like the one with Katie today, however, put it all into perspective. Hurdles jumped. Challenges met. New learning, thinking, growing. Confidence. Pride. Joy!