Friday, September 20, 2013

Week 4 - Signs

Three signs that seventh graders really aren't hormonal aliens in human disguise:

1.  They can speak!

After having a one-way conversation outside of the classroom about wanting him to be successful, the one student who has not said a word to me in three weeks, finally asked me for help to set up his notebook!  He spoke in a whisper, but heck!  He spoke!
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2.  They can read!
It amazes me how many kids don't like to read.  However, I was successful in getting one "anti-reader" to read a novel.  Well, he only read the first chapter, but he read....and he liked it!

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3. They can think!
Finally, I have a third student who, in the sixth grade, was notorious for doing little to no work.  And in the first three weeks of seventh grade, it seemed as though that wasn't going to change.  I'm not the type of teacher to allow my students to "sit and get", but with him, it has been a challenge.  Well, I'm happy to say that this past week, he finally put pen to paper and did some work!  And the best part was when he raised his hand to ask some questions about the work that he was doing!

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If you are not an educator or have little to no understanding of what life is like in the classroom, then you may not understand just how monumental these three instances are, as they are indicators that progress is being made.  I may be taking some "high-heeled baby steps" with some of my kids, but they are steps nonetheless!

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Kish!!! I was so happy to hear from you dear! It has been so long and I love the new blog! YOu look great and all the looks are fab on you. That is so cute how you got an anti-reader to read at least a chapter. I'm not a reader either because I have ADD and have a hard time sitting still for long enough to remember what I read. LOL! I will be in touch more and bookmark this blog dear. Have a good Sunday!

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  2. I'm not an educator but I mentor kids so I totally understand!!! That's so great! And I'm going to copy each and every one of your looks for work :-)

    1. And I know that you will add some bomb shoes! =)

  3. Celebrate your victories *woot woot*!

    1. Thanks for the "woot woot"...made me smile! =)

  4. Love your heel collection..I have quite a few myself which do not even make it of hiding because of my real life style. I have heels but can't really wear them. Thank you for the blog love and your comments
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    1. I totally get it! I have many shoes that haven't seen the light of day in years, but I'm okay with having fun with them in the closet! =)

  5. The first outfit is my absolute fave

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