My students stopped by this afternoon for a few hours of comaraderie, copious amounts of Wheat Thins, and some last minute biology.
I will miss working with students of my own next year, no matter how many classrooms I visit. Their energy and positive outlook is always refreshing---especially when I can think of adults I know who have nothing but hate and misery in their hearts. It's so good to see kids...the future...that has hope and possibility.
How will they do on Monday? It's a guessing game. Six of the eight have a very good shot at a three or better. But I have known students who could have easily done well on the test and just didn't perform well...and others I was sure wouldn't "pass," and did.
We are looking forward to our celebratory lunch on Monday. We all deserve a reward.