Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Neither will moments like today when Adony and I both realize that he has jumped 9...NINE Fountas and Pennel reading levels since September.
This is the kid who told me I was wasting my time with him in the mornings.
The kid who freaked out when Jose stepped on his foot and drug me down the hall in bare feet in my effort to restrain him.
The kid other teachers are afraid of because he's so big and...well...angry.
Neither one of us could quit smiling today as he read a level K book and understood it.
Maybe he will drop out and maybe he won't pass the damn ELA that is just around the corner.
But by the time he leaves me he will know how to read on grade level.
It's my mission and I refuse to fail.
It will not be televised but it may very well change both of our lives forever and that's what we're here for right?
To be changed...

3 comments:

TessaTeacher said...

Right. After all, education isn't the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. And your intervention is the way to start the coals flickering....!

Let me know how things are going via email.
Cheers
Tessa

NaniRolls said...

In my head, I'm totally hearing the Speed Racer theme song... go, speedracer, go.. go, Adony, go!

Kelly said...

wow. you rock. (so does he, for sticking with it). has it begun to make any difference in his other classes?