Week Two: successfully completed. How do I know it was successful?
Let me offer you a few bits of evidence.
The child who thought that kindergarten was LAME-O in week one is now asking me for blackline masters so he can make his own version of my sweet games at home. That’s right, kid. You love school.
Student 1: Miss K, you should come over to my house.
Me: What would we do?
Student 1: Well, we have cupcakes!
[ten minutes later]
Student 1: Miss K, I’m gonna invite you over for a sleepover! We have a guest bedroom. It can be for adults or children.
Student 2: You are having a sleepover? Who is coming?
Student 1: Miss K.
Student 2: I want to come!
Student 1: Ok, I can probably invite you too.
And here is an unrelated third story.
During rest time, a child repeatedly asks to get a drink of water. He had JUST gotten a drink 20 seconds prior, so we denied his request. He then crawls across the floor, approaches my student teacher, and says pitifully, “Miss H, sometimes people need water to live!”