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Sep 29 2012

Days like yesterday are why I teach

Yesterday, my kids had their first math test of the year after two days of having a substitute. On Wednesday, I took a personal day so I could attend Yom Kippur services and then on Thursday I was out due to professional development. I was nervous that my 6th graders would be angry, or at least annoyed, by the fact that I wasn’t in school for the two days leading up to the test. However, on Friday I got so many hugs and heard so many exclamations of “WE MISSED YOU!” or “Where were you?? I was scared that you weren’t my teacher anymore!” that I could not help but smile. Even better, I did not hear ONE child complain about the test.

Even though I definitely need tomorrow to plan and relax, I cannot wait to give them my all this week- they ROCK :-)

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One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education… Today, I'm teaching 6th grade math in Texas.

Region
Houston
Grade
Middle School
Subject
Math

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