I have high expectations for all of my students…because they need to know they can meet them.
I expect a lot from them…because they need to be ready for high school and
I press them to go further than mediocre…because they need to show their
I keep pushing them to revise and try more…because they need to learn that
work is involved in improving.
I want them to remember what they’ve learned…because they need to use what they
know for their futures.
I want lessons to work out…but sometimes they don’t.
I hope for new ideas to go well…but sometimes they surprise me and surpass
even what I expected and hoped they could do.
I plan for certain things to happen…but sometimes they surprise me and show
depth of thoughts and honesty and emotion in poems that I never would have
I am thankful that we are Slicing this month…but sometimes I wish it was all
year…because they have grown so much in only 13 days of writing…and I can’t
imagine the impact it would make and growth we would see if they were to do it