The tests are in our rearview mirror, and with less than one month left in the school year, it’s time for kids to show what they really can do.
This week, my students completed their mural of New York City landmarks. Almost universally, my colleagues loved it and wanted to know who drew it! I gave physical parameters and did some very basic sketching. The kids did the rest.
They were invested from the beginning to the end and the product shows the fruits of their motivation. Who knew “these kids” could do it? Well, I did. HA.
When the test scores come in, they won’t be much. When the report cards are written, they won’t be much. A glance at the reading levels show that everyone is below grade level.
Blah, blah, blah.
The point? Give kids an opportunity to shine and, you know what?