Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Slice of Life Day 4: Proud Teacher Moment
The school I teach at is on a block schedule. For the past two weeks or so most of our snow days have been falling on B-days. Needless to say my kids are severely behind. I FINALLY got a chance to see them today, and with the threat of more snow (thanks Mother Nature) I am wiling to bet I will not see them again this week. On top of all of that we had a reverse schedule because of SOL testing. This means that I was seeing kids at a different time then I usually see them, and they were extremely out of routine.
When I came in this morning I was determined to make sure that they got caught up with my A-day kids. My B-day classes just happen to be my classes with some of my less motivated students in them. I was a little worried about trying to push through so much material (many wrapping up writing assignments and then introducing our next unit).
But then my students surprised me. ALL of my classes got caught up with their A-day counterparts. I was so proud and impressed by my students. I even had kids who it is is usually torture to get to write finishing writing assignments without me having to stand over their shoulders. I could not have been more proud of my kids.
I made sure to tell them that too. I told each and every class who proud I was and how awesome it was that they powered through so much work.
So as much as I may complain about work sometimes I had a day that reminded me how awesome my students are, and how proud they can make me. It was so great to have that reminder today.
And the control freak side of me feels satisfied to know that all of my classes are in the same place now. I can go into our impending snow days happy and with a little bit more grading to do now that they all have their worked turned in.