When I take a step and look at my students I can’t help but smile. We’re writing sentences?! We’re doing math!? Their little adult conversations that they’re having! Just 6 months ago some could hardly print their names or count to 10…how did we get here?! This is awesome!
The other day one of my students was getting his milk at lunch and he runs up to me all excited to tell me that the cow on the carton is fictional because he has big muscles and real cows don’t have big muscles. I melted. My students are obsessed with naming fiction and non fiction.
I wore a sweater a couple days ago and a girl says, “I like your AB pattern shirt!” I couldn’t help but laugh…they don’t see a shirt/sweater, they see math!
I could go on and on with “proud teacher” moments, but I’ll save some others for another slice. Even on those days you might feel like no one was with you, they were! They’re listening and they show it the coolest ways!