To everyone that I need to e-mail. . .namely Stephanie, Robyn, Sarah, Carolyn, and possibly Amy O., I have not forgotten you. . .I am currently being squished between VBS, the prairie skirt I need to make for Victoria’s play on Monday, and her poetry project on Wednesday. . .that coupled with last weekend’s bout of illness, the end of school, goofy 8th graders that I don’t even teach, and weekend birthday parties have me running low on time and brain power.
I’d much rather be writing you. . .and I will. . .soon.
In light of that, I’d like to share a victory. I teach a girl named Jenna. . .she would make a perfect pixie. . .strawberry blond hair, freckles, bubbley personality, winsome, giggley. . .would probably be blown away by a stiff wind.
Jenna is not an A student. Jenna is a B/C student. . .and that is FINE, but Jenna also has MAJOR test anxiety. She has not made higher than a 75 on ANY test I’ve given all year
long. . .and we were both VERY excited when she made the 75.
On Friday, Jenna made a 90. . .that’s right. . .a nine-zero on a major test over our story about King Tut. She was not the only one in my 5th period class to make an A. . .but neither of us could quit smiling over her triumph. . .I smiled until my cheeks hurt.
You don’t get many moments like that as a teacher–in fact you may not get a moment like that even once a school year–but when you do. . .words cannot express. CONGRATULATIONS JENNA!!!!