This is why I do what I do...

    So, this week I've begun my standards based testing for the end of the 9 weeks. Needless to say, it's a tough job- but today I had a "teacher moment" (you know what I'm talking about). I was sitting with one of my kiddos as I was giving the test and I was overwhelmed with emotion as I sat there and watched him answer every single question correctly! Our tests are cumulative and every standard taught from the beginning of the year is tested at the end of the 9 weeks. This kiddo came in struggling greatly, and has  made significant gains this year. I was so proud of him and told him how amazing he was doing and he almost began to cry. Then, I proceeded to tell the rest of my kids how amazing they were doing and I heard someone say, "It's because of you".


  1. Hi Jamie!
    Isn't it amazing when you get that feeling and see your kiddos master it! I'm your newest follower ;)

    Jessica @ Wild About Firsties

  2. what a great story!

    I just nominated you for the Leibster Award, hop on over to my blog to check it out!