November 1, 2011


Sometimes, just when I'm about to go crazy at school, one of the kiddos will say something that makes me remember why I put up with it all.  Today was one of those days. :)

One of my students who needs a whole lotta extra help and love is reading about three grades below where he should be.  He struggles with learning disabilities and emotional disabilities, not to mention a challenging home put it mildly.  Today we were reading Freckle Juice.  After working his hardest just to get through a couple of pages, trying trying trying, he looked at me, smiled, and said, "I like reading now!"

And my heart melted.  I teach for moments like this.


  1. That's awesome! I had my kids reading this poem "Incident in a Rose Garden" today. One of my students' faces lit up when she realized the surprise ending. I love seeing them react in a positive way to what they're learning.

  2. ahhhh!!! how incredibly rewarding! totally brought a smile to my face :)

  3. aaah, don't you just love that?!?!


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