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Its almost over?

Im getting ready for a dinner date but wanted to quickly update about my class. Im so pleased with the class and the kids progress. Before one can teach anything,management has to be in order and my kids definitely tested me and were extremely defiant in the beginning. Its gotten so good that when I dont have a coteacher, Im very reluctant to split my class.Im sure others think Im crazy for not doing this but as I skim the room, theres not one who isnt off task and you can tell their little brains are working and they are enjoying the learning experiences and activities in the class.  Of course, they do little things as its kg but now I can give a look or say their name and theyre holding up their hands and saying sorry (asaf) or that they wont do it anymore (khalas).

My most challengint student has become one of the best behaved and Im so proud of him!!! I cant wait to have this translated to his mom at graduation!

Highlights of the week:

  • kids discussing whether it was 8 or 12 oclock while we were in assembly
  • the recent building thats been going on in block center. FINALLY some imagination going on. Looks like saadiyat island sometimes. Future architects maybe?
  • Kids going into their centers and working right after lunch without being overly loud and without being off task. Sometimes they get into working so well I dare not interrupt although I had something else planned. Independent learning at its finest
  • kids following directions and a new set of kids who used to do everything but what I asked are now doing what they should BEFORE I ask or immediately after
Call me crazy but Im going to miss them and I hope that a lot of them continue to come to school after graduation.Now that their behavior is better and I have more of their attention, there are so many other things we can get accomplished!
Theres always next year with kg1...
I love those little boogers


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