In three months, my young charges will take the STAAR (or State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) tests covering mathematics and reading skills. I will work with some of my struggling students on concepts where needed, and will work with the classes as a whole where everyone pretty much needs the extra help. I do well once the pieces are put into place by minds equipped for scheduling and planning. Once I see something and understand how it works, I can implement it with few problems. I just like having a plan to follow.
I went to see a soccer game that featured three former students. It was fun to see the guys in a different light since two of them regularly stop by at least once a month to visit and make me feel like a million bucks. I used to call them “my footies” since they love football (as they would naturally refer to soccer). We’d check the scores on ESPN to see how their teams would fare. I don’t have any footies this year that I know of, yet. I saw some former students playing basketball on Thursday night before heading out to my monthly Bunco game. They are thrilled when I take the time to attend; I have a marvelous memory to share with them; it is win-win-win! If you’ve never gone to a concert or game where you have students participating, you must do so as soon as possible. Even if you only make it to one per student/sport, you have made an impact on that young person’s life. They know that you love them. ¡Ciao!