are for spelling.
Every Thursday, this year, I have been volunteering in my oldest little's class. I am in charge of spelling. I get the opportunity to read through their writing and homework and do spelling lists that are based on each students individual interest, needs, and to their level.
This was a huge undertaking (sometimes I have spent up to 3 hours a week trying to read through all the writing)... But it has been a rewarding task. These stories have been amazing to read....and, now-a-days, the students write stories just for me to read. Funny stories, creative stories, dramatic plays, funny lists... secret interests~ everything a 3rd grader thinks about... I have read in this pile of pages. I get a simple look into each students life... and it really does make me smile.
Over the past few weeks I have added a post-it note to each child's list or writing.... telling them what I liked about their story, or little jokes, and even things to just make them smile.
I cant help it... I have felt lately that they have each impacted my life with their stories~ I cant help but want to impact theirs with a simple post it note.
I sure have enjoyed 3rd grade spelling...
and I think I am going to miss it when summer starts.