Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Perfect Timing

As the end of school year blues continue to sing loudly, I had a former student drop by my classroom. She had passed the WASL, our state test, and wanted to thank me for helping her get there.
As usual, these sort of things happen when we most need them.


At 10:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wrote a big thank you note to my son's language arts teacher.
Dyslexic Bog Jr. passed the reading portion of the wasl and exceeded statte standards!! (Also blew them away in math but that is no surprise) :-)
In writing he missed by ONE point.
Okay, he didn't pass but it was only by ONE point. That deserves a huge thank you to his current teacher and all the other teachers he's ever had.
In fourth grade he could not write at all. We used a question and answer format for him to do reports. By seventh grade he could finally write a simple sentence. He writes a darn good essay now but standard English useage is not his strong point. Our issue is allowing him to use a computer for grammar and spell check. Hopefully this will be allowed further down the road.
But, still, one point away from passing is a huge accomplishment for Bog Jr. :-)

At 8:03 PM , Blogger Onyx said...

Congratulations to you both! Too many parents don't notice the profress and only want the results without the process.

My husband is a process engineer, really a chemical engineer. But that title of process engineer really applies more to teachers I think. We help students process information and hopefully apply it and learn and progress.

Just some late night ramblings from a fellow educator


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