Wednesday, April 24, 2013
What Happens in Kindergarten...
One of my kinder moms gave me this little "What Happens in Kindergarten Stays in Kindergarten" shirt -- and a lot of that is true. But sometimes it is just too good to keep to myself, and this was such a day. It is assessment time in schools everywhere, and I've been busy with the DIBELS assessing this week. I finished today, and I am overjoyed to announce that except for one child, EVERYBODY made benchmark. For my non-teacher readers, that means they have reached the goal set for them and have a good foundation for future success in reading. Some made such huge growth that I was doing the dance of JOY! One of my very lowest ones scored almost the highest in phoneme segmentation -- I just had to call her mom and tell her how happy I was so see her progress. My assistant has worked so hard to give extra help to the ones who have struggled all year -- and their parents have really worked with them at home -- so I was thrilled to see that their hard work has paid off.
It is also the time of year that I get sweet notes that I can actually read!
Just when I get them to a really good place, it is time to get ready to say goodbye.
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