I have many delightful readers and writers in my classes this year. I tell these sixth graders that they write and read at a much higher level than my eighth graders last year. It's true. Today's warm-up asked them to use one of our new vocabulary words in a sentence. If they choose they could use all three in a sentence for extra credit. One of my students wrote:
The previous 5th grade class had a majority of truants, the better student emerged from the shadows and put a stop to the bad behavior.
She scored some extra points. She's awesome. In her homework she wrote about her high self-esteem and her Islamic faith. I wrote her name on the board in Arabic and she corrected my spelling.
Another adorable little scamp wrote for his warmup:
When I walked pass the flowers they flourished.
They probably did!
It is almost 6pm on Friday and I have my Monday lesson planned and most of my grading done. About three hours more this weekend and I'll be totally caught up and planned through Wednesday. Whew. I think I'm getting my feet under me.