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I was given this challenge by the amazing Peter Anderson. Here are his answers. I waited to respond so I could include this in the SOLC. Here are the five questions and my answers…
1. What has been your one biggest struggle this school year?
Finding time to get everything done.
2. Share two accomplishments that you are proud of this school year.
I’m proud of my students participating in Fine Arts Night reading their own original poetry. I’m proud of the connections they’ve made with our first grade blogging buddies in Ohio. (One more, I’m proud that one-third of my students stepped up to take the slice of life blogging challenge, where they blog every day for the month of March!)
3. What are three things you wish to accomplish before the end of the school year?
I want all of my students to call themselves readers and to have discovered the book that made them a reader. I want all of my students to recognize themselves as writers and to have written something they love. I want to be able to look back and see the close community we have created in my classroom.
4. Give four reasons why you remain in education despite today’s rough culture.
Students. Students. Students. Students. It may sound cliché but it’s the truth.5. Which five people do you hope will take this challenge by answering these questions? Instead of naming people, I ask anyone who is interested to take this challenge.