Today March is coming in like a lion. Certainly this means that it will be going out like a lamb. Right? I hope so because this seems like a long winter! It started snowing yesterday at 3:00 and it continued to snow all day today.
Snowy days are perfect for books and coffee and this is just how I started today at the young adult book club! This is my favorite way to start my weekend! Today the young adult book club discussed "Matched." I found it to be a fun read. There were many surprises in the book that left me wondering and wanting more. There are two more books in the trilogy and I hope to read them too...someday when I have extra time ;) Maybe this summer but it seems like my reading list just keeps getting longer and longer...so many great books and not enough hours in the day.
Tonight I decided to grade my magnet and electricity assessments so that Sunday I can relax and enjoy a day of rest. My students did so well on this assessment! I am very excited to share the results with them on Monday!
I have been doing a hybrid SBG this semester and I have seen great changes in my classroom. The assessment on Friday was evidence of this. One of my "struggling" students that nearly failed first semester science currently has a B! Third quarter will finish this week. In the past, by the end of the quarter struggling students have given up and quit. However, this time the environment in my classroom has changed and now my struggling students have hope. They know they can have more time to relearn and reassess on learning goals. On Friday my struggling student said to me, "I studied this Mrs. Hurst and I'm going to get at least a 3." (He did get a 3!) He was so excited to see how well he did on his assessment that he came in after school to see his grade. He said he couldn't wait to go home and tell his dad. What a great way to start the weekend...not only for my student but for myself too!