My next venture is to observe/level my wonderful first grade, ELL student. After observing her last semester and seeing how much she wanted to learn and be correct, she made me want to help those who do not speak English as a first language. She has overcome the English barrier and has excelled so much in the 4 months since I last observed her. I have to observe/level/interact one more time with her and I can only hope that she stays at this elementary school so I can check in with her and see her continuous progress.
The children at this high ELL population school are some of the most loving and hard working students I have ever had the pleasure of being around. I never leave the school without at least 20 hugs, some ever from children I have never spoken to. It is the small things like this that further my passion to be the best teacher that I can be.