of another school year. The 21 little ones that were entrusted to me last September are moving on to 2nd grade. They are amazing little sponges...even the ones that didn't like school to start the year, have learned so much. It's fun watching them learn. I have to assess them many times throughout the year, so I see their progress, but there is nothing more powerful than seeing them figure out how much they know now.
Today was a great example of one of those a-ha moments. They were cute. I gave them their writing journals from the beginning of the year and they read through them. Some of their jaws dropped when they looked at what they wrote last September....then compared it to their current journals.
They are taller, they are older, but most of all, they are smarter and more capable. They can read, they can write (neatly sometimes),they know what all those numbers on the wall are now and how to add them together, and most of all, they know that you can have fun while they learn.
My job is done...for now. I hope I made a positive impression on them. I hope they at least like school, and will continue to be kind to one another. Mostly I hope they keep reading darn it, because it's a lot of work to teach them how to do it!
Here's a verse I found tonight...thought it was perfect for this time of year.
"Luke 6:40: There is no disciple who is superior to his teacher; but every one whose instruction is complete will be like his teacher."
Have a great summer! I'll be resting up for the next bunch in September!