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Two Writing Teachers
We're in a testing routine which places me in a classroom environment, not my usual resource settings.
When you're walking around the room, there's lots of time to think and notice.
I've noticed all the different cultures present at our school.
I've noticed the perfectionists, the lost lambs and the determined.
I've noticed the students who gain confidence and those students who suddenly lose confidence.
I've heard the sighs, the gasps, the breathy "yes" cheer, and the "oh no"s.
I've heard the wiggling, the tapping, the papers falling to the floor.
I understand that it takes a variety of students to make a classroom, and a variety of classrooms to make a school.
I'm thankful for the great amount of read aloud time I'm getting in a fourth grade classroom. So many ideas from many children of different home lives, income levels, learning styles and personalities.
We are different.
We are here at school for a shared purpose.
We all aren't in the same place in our learning, but
we're all in this together.