Documenting my adventures in teaching, getting to know them as individuals - because my kids are people, not test scores.

Personally I’m not looking forward to the end of the school year. Summer means other kids my age will be outside having fun with friends. I sit in my room with a blanket over my window, hoping that somewone knocks on my door to go outside, but it never does. When the end of the school year comes, I hoped to have accomplished two goals. I’m trying to accomplish the goal of which I get an "A" in reading. Sincerly I know its not going to happen. When I say I want to acheive this goal, I say I want to do this to make someone proud of me. I don’t care who. I just want someone to notice that I’m trying. I really am. I don’t know why but everyone thinks I’m TRYING to slack. I’m not…
My second goal would have to be to stay out of drama for at least the last month or to. With drama-free reign, I can focus more on my work. Hopefully when everyone sees that I can and I will do what I need to pass. I’m going to do everything, I, as a human being, to do in order to finish this school year. In order to do this I need a plan. Why I want to do this is so I can just be proud of MYSELF!

— 7th grader, responding to “What are your goals for the rest of the school year?”

What are your goals for the rest of the year? One of my goals is to be respectful to my teachers. Another goal is to keep my grades up. My last goal for the rest of the year is not to bully. Let me explain to you how I plan to make these goals.
For the rest of the year I plan to respect all my teachers. If I show them respect I should have a good rest of the year. The teachers will respect me also. If I give respect I will earn respect.
Another goal I have for the rest of the year is to keep my grades up. I will turn in my work on time. My work will be complete and correct. I will take my time on all my work. Let me explain more about my goals.
My last goal for the rest of the year is to not bully. I will keep my thought to myself. I will be kind to others and show them respect. I will complement people and not start drama. That is my goal for the rest of the year.

— 7th grader, responding to “What are your goals for the rest of the school year?”

My goals for the rest of the school year is to pass the 4 quarter and go on to 8th grade. My other goal for this year is to be able to see my grandma in texas over the summer. We would be able to go and see my cousins in Huston. My goal for the rest of the year is to be nice to my family and friends.
My goal for the rest of the year is to read as much books as i can in school. so i can get good vocabulary skills and be successful in life. get good grades so i can get in a good college. be good at home to make it easy on my parents when they are at home.
My other goal for the year is help my dog give birth to her second litter of puppies. be able to rent a house to live in except my aunts house with a lot of people living in there with 3 dogs. be able to see my step brothers and sisters at my house without being crowded.

— 7th grader, responding to “What are your goals for the rest of the school year?”

My goals for the rest of the school year are to go to church every Sunday, study my lessons everyday so that I can pass level 7 and can proceed to level 8 go to the park every weekend to have family bonding. Help my parents to do household chores so that my parents will be happy. To participate in class activities. To continue helping others in the community. I will help my mom to cook breakfast every morning.

— 7th grader, responding to “What are your goals for the rest of the school year?”

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