For the last 5 days, I have been administering the PARCC one-on-one to a student. Each day, this student finished pretty early, allowing us to spend some time together. Over the last few days, we've read tons of books, he wrote on his blog, we played some math games, and we talked about his grandpa who recently passed.
Since I don't have my own classroom anymore, sometimes I feel that I don't get to develop close relationships with students. Spending this extended one-on-one time was special for both of us. It allowed him the time to get some positive attention to get through the rest of the day, and it allowed me to get to know a student I don't normally have the chance to work with.
N, I hope that you continue to say hi to me in the morning (and maybe even have time to read)! You're such a bright kid with a caring heart. Remember to be kind to everyone you meet :)