I'm going to think about all the days before testing and the days I have left with my sweet kids after testing. I am pleased and very happy with all the progress they have made and the growth they have shown this year. Regardless of what a test tells me, I KNOW I've done my job and I am confident they have learned. I'm fortunate to have a group of kids that are eager to come to school each day. I'm happy that they greet me with a smile and a good morning. I'm happy that they can't wait to share their weekend news or winning goal or birthday party fun with me. I'm proud of each of them for working so hard the last two days (two more to go), showing strategies and checking their work...they listened!! I'm happy that I still find joy in my classroom. I'm happy that I DO look forward to the start of each year even after 20+ years.
So...I guess there is something there is something that has made me happy lately!
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