So, I have to say that this was the first and longest Spring Break I have ever experienced, and not in a bad way at all. In some way it was fulfilling and I was just ready and able to go back to work. As for the students, the feeling definitely was not mutual. In a word, cranktastic is how I can describe their behavior. (It seems their Spring break wasn’t long enough. lol) FCAT is literally around the corner and the children seem pooped. My heart goes out to them, but we have to keep truckin’ along. So I had to really motivate them all day.
A little background:
I do small intervention groups (remediation/catch-up) for select students and it is really tough for some of them. Keeping things humorous and interesting for what is really dry material is quite hard to do. Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mention that I am teaching reading at an elementary school. Reading comprehension and phonics is the biggest focus of my intervention groups. Reading comprehension is something I like, so its great to help students with it.
Now, although it was tough to get the students to act on the concepts they have been practicing for a while now, I think that I got through to some of them with some key reading strategies. Others were struggling today, but I am hopeful for them.
Oh, one of my students earned a 5 (high score) on the FCAT mock! I am so proud of her.
We’ll see how the remainder of this week goes. I’m staying positive.
It’s late. Going to bed. Gute nacht and God bless!