Fifth grade boys

A room full of boys

Fifth grade boys

Who missed their recess so I could teach them to love writing

Snarky comments

Teasing

Rolled eyes

Met with firm,

loving

consistency

And crystal clear expectations

High

expectations

Grins begin to settle into listening

Listening turns to concentration

Concentration to focus

Focus to goal setting

Goal setting to

goal meeting

Confidence

Praise

High fives

It was a good day

with

that room full of boys

Fifth grade boys

Who missed their recess

To love writing with me for a little while.

 

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6 thoughts on “Fifth grade boys

  1. Huge kudos to you for helping them turn things around, to move from losing recess into enjoying writing. I have no idea how you pulled that off with fifth grade boys! Fabulous!

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