Such a long, tough week. The kind that makes you yearn to stay in bed with the covers over your head. And decide that maybe all those horrible jobs you had before education were not so bad after all.
Yet every morning, you get up and go in. A student, who is self-conscious and embarrassed about his reading, excitedly shows you a five-foot long rainbow loom strand he made. You agree it is the longest loom rope you have seen in the whole school and are rewarded with a brilliant smile.
The smile carries you. He tells you that you don't have to worry. He won't get distracted by the rope, his wonder. He carefully puts it in his pocket, smiles again and opens his book.
An Elementary Literacy Specialist, Reader, Quiet Follower of Teacher/ Education Blogs.