In every grade, there are important skills to learn and never enough time.
But in first grade, they're not likely to advance to second grade if they can't read and write adequately. Talk about exciting and hard core.
As a teacher, it's my job to know my learners. So consequently, I aim to challenge my students and nudge them to the next level.
Educating children is like a puzzle and today I left school feeling as though I was lacking some corner pieces. It's likely I'll make some phone calls tomorrow so that we can share space at the table, and shuffle through the pieces together.
I can't do it alone.