But just inside, because the Angel Potatoes do not need to see me brooding over the fact that they will spend much of the next two weeks bubbling in answers on answer documents that will be scored by machines that will then spit out labels like "Below Basic", "Basic", "Proficient", "Advanced" and then the kids will get these labels in the mail in July or something.
So today after testing was over I got out the post-it notes and made labels.
I was going to give each kid a personalized label, but then, because I am broody, I figured that made me not a whole lot better than a machine. So I made labels and the kids got to choose which one they wanted, if they wanted one at all.
I took pictures.
Some labels were just one word, like this one: artistic.
|I have a great smile.|
|I know how to be a friend.|
|I read for fun. Yeah, I am that cool.|
|I am nice to the elderly, especially my teachers.|
Some students think I am old. I honor this.
And I thought, "What do I wish was true for me?" And I came up with this one:
|Every day is a great hair day for me.|
|There are no words for how awesome I am.|
|I color outside of the lines.|
|I am not ashamed to admit that I can sing along with The Sound of Music.|
According to my student: "It's like being a ninja."
Efficient movement around obstacles.
Tomorrow everybody can make a label if they want to.
I am in awe of what I learn every. single. day.
Broody? Hell no. I figure I am about the luckiest person on the planet right now.