Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thankful for Progress

In the last couple of weeks I have heard some great comments from my ESL students. Here are a few of them:

Y. your writing is really becoming much better.
"Ms. Y. has great ideas; she just needs help with spelling."

If I have 36 eggs, will I have 3 or 4 dozen eggs?
"I don't know."
Do you know what dozen means?
Have you ever bought eggs with....
"Ms. I know! 12!"
How did you figure it out?
"When we go shopping, my mom always makes me count the eggs."

Parent involvement without them even realizing that they are helping their children with math!

(From an apology letter:)
Ms. I apolize. I will stop fouling around in class.

Here are a few items from my students' blog comments of gratitude:

chicken pizza
people that care
being a human
I have great classmates
chocolate cake
people who trust me
the new experience of America
my nail polish

L. do you need help today?
"No. I know what to do."

This is exactly what I want to hear!


  1. This made me smile so much. I'm so happy that you could enjoy these little victories!

  2. What a great way to learn of the impact you are having. Some of the comments did make me smile, though - English is such a weird language sometimes!

  3. Community building, real writing, and independence--wow! Lots of learning taking place of all sorts.

  4. These are great comments. So tell me, does the chocolate cake have peanut butter frosting? :-)


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