I don't mind silliness at all, but lately I find myself wondering: how will my sixth graders fare in seventh grade? Are they ready? Will the tantrums, expectations of hand-holding, extra tears cease magically in September? I hope so. Prior to teaching sixth grade for the first time, I've never seen so much crying in school over little to nothing. I also have never seen middle schoolers work so much and learn as much as my sixth graders did under the
More reflections to come as I wrap up this year and begin my seven summer vacation since becoming a teacher.