Friday, May 9, 2014

Positive Fridays - Week of May 5th, 2014

Happy Friday!  So sorry I haven't posted a Positive Friday post in a couple of weeks, I've had plenty of great things going on, but been so busy!  Mr. Positive is back though!

First up on the positive train, I am so thankful to have finally reached 700 TPT followers.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and everyone of you 700 followers.  You rock!

The past couple of weeks have been so busy filled with DRA's, FAIR, and interim assessments.  My kids though did AMAZING!  One student jumped in Feb. from an 8 to 16 (remember I teach Kindergarten!), others since the first two week of April jumped from a 1 to a 3 and a 1 to a 4.  I am so excited seeing those lower level children make huge jumps at the end of the year.  Another one who has having difficulty with comprehension read a 1.5 passage on FAIR (2nd to last 1st grade passage) with 96% accuracy and 100% comprehension!  She also read a level 10 independently to me with comprehension.  We would like kids reading a level 6, which is a tough level for Kindergarten, but I'm pleased that over a 3rd of my class is reading at least a level 8!  Hats off to my Kinder kids and their hard work.

I also had a child tell me that he was going to miss me when I had a sub to get my evaluation results and he knew he'd have another sub while I went to the dentist in the afternoon.  He filled my bucket right up!  Then another sweet girl gave me a flower (weed of course) at recess today, it just warms my heart.  One parent and her child got me several things for Teacher Appreciation week, of course the handwritten card by her daughter meant the most to me.

I would love to hear about the growth of your students or anything else you'd like to share.

Thanks for hoppin' by Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings.  Keep on hoppin'

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