That statement sounds a little bit, rosy, to say the least, but I can say with assurance it is genuine.
Over the past few days I have been looking over student work. I still need to do some, "looking back," but I am really happy with where my students are and looking forward to where they are going.
Most students have gone through the booklet process about three times now and below are some sequenced examples of this work. Following the pics I have a few next steps I am hoping to get going to ensure even better outcomes.
As I was taking pictures of work, it was funny, I realized that two of my students wrote about the same thing and you can see so many similarities but also the difference of where they are in their writing process and understanding. They are also both clearly very proud of their work.
Not sure what they love, but I want to know!
"What do you know a lot about?"
I can't wait to ask kids this question. I think it will get them motivated to take on a new challenge. It will also push me to use some non-fiction text in my mini-lessons, in turn pushing the wealth of knowledge students already have brewing in their little brains!