I did 5 hours of report cards today. Plus about 7 hours earlier this week. I sat there writing comments, crafting narratives, and thinking over the many days we've been in school. .
This is an accurate portrayal of my average day. Not my lesson plan book. Not my schedule posted on the wall. Not the framework that I work within, nor the tests that my kids take. Not even the report cards I spent so long writing today. .
Meeting kids halfway. Seeing where they're at, pushing them, but also drawing close. .
Knowing that when some kids face new things they need to step on your feet under the table. Knowing that when others meet challenges they need to check every single answer with you for the first 10 problems or so. Knowing that, no matter what, they've each got quirks. They're all humans. They learn in different ways, express joy in different ways, and show love and frustration in different ways.
They touch your heart in different ways. .
These are the things you just can't write into a report card. These are the things I get to witness firsthand that I just can't really put into words. .
This is why I really hate report cards. .
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