Happy Friday! Today is 8th grade promotion ceremony and my exam for my Upper School students. It is bittersweet for me. I LOVE summer- I am from Virginia Beach! But I really would keep teaching for a few more weeks to spend more time with my students. My blended class had such a wonderful mix of students and a great community of learners. Also, I have taught some of my Upper School students for three years. I am always in awe of how far they have come. I look at their reading/writing/speaking skills and think how did you learn all of that?! I also look at them and see the 7th graders that I once knew. I consider it to be a huge blessing that I get to watch these students grow and mature. I have to admit that I get teary during any promotion or graduation. I look at students who have seen enormous growth or who have had difficult years. I literally feel my heart swell, and tears start forming. I am so proud of my students and feel blessed that I got to teach them!
I hope that the end of the year is going smoothly for you. Here are some of my favorite posts from this week:
- I love how Sra. Dentlinger uses Quizlet Live which has been one of my student’s favorite games this year.
- I really like how Sra. Stilson is working on her vocabulary for next year. I want to consider a little words quiz as well.
- How am I just finding Sra. Shaw’s blog?! I love so many of her interpersonal activities here, but her whole blog will keep me reading all summer!
- This is a great discussion about our grades and what we grade.
A flashback to last June: