A student asked me today what a “slice” was? “Did I mean he had to write about apples and oranges?”
I had to giggle and say, “No, it is just one moment in your life. It doesn’t have to be long.”
We basically started today since we had Student Led Conferences last night. We were so busy preparing, or should I say, I was so busy preparing for it, that I didn’t have the class begin yesterday. I had been sick Tues. and Weds. with a bug of the stomach flu, so it has been a week.
I’ll admit I’m exhausted tonight, but I must write. I wanted to show the students different territories I can write about in my life. I can write about the students and my job as a teacher, or about my life outside the classroom so they might find out that I am human after all. “That makes me s
I’m enjoying my class this year. They are a wide range of book leveled learners(from AR 0.9 to above 7.0). Some really struggle to read and write. I hope that when this year is over, their comprehension has improved, up their reading level, and feel better about themselves.
I have shared some of my struggles of reading with them. It wasn’t always easy for me. As an adult with ADHD, I still have to work to focus to accomplish many of the goals I want to meet in life and my classroom. I honestly understand how it feels to struggle with reading. I didn’t become a true “reader until after I was “50”. Sad to know what I had been missing all those years. I want my students to know the joy and excitement that reading can bring into your life.