Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Feeling Appreciated

I have been administering WIDA ACCESS non-stop for the past few weeks.  It has been so hectic that my daily lunch break has only lasted a handful of minutes.   Today while I was meeting with the testing coordinator, my cell phone rang (it's the only way to get in touch with me during the day).  It turned out that one of the seventh grade students noticed my hard work and asked her mother to bring me lunch.

I ended up taking an entire lunch period (thirty minutes) to enjoy pupusas and horchata with a group of seventh grade students.  While I do not teach this particular group of students, I have filled in for their class and we instantly bonded once they found out that I visited their native Honduras over the summer. It was nice to get a chance to relax as well as get to know a group of students better outside of class. To be honest, it was also nice to feel appreciated.  Once testing finally comes to a close, I do want to take time out and spend more lunch periods with students.  I get the feeling that they appreciate the attention almost as much as I do.  However, I also get the feeling that next time, lunch is going to be on me.

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