Thursday I asked my fifth graders to blog about something they felt
passionate about. I have to share Patrick’s post.
The main thing I’m passionate about
is passing fifth grade. The only reasons are because my brother said
I’m going to fail all the grades. I plan to get smarter. So now I am
planning to pass every grade. I
already started to make good grades so I’m confident that I’m going to
pass. The main topics I’m felling is Spelling, and Reading. If I could
pass those and pass fifth grade I could prove to my brother that I’m
not stupid. If you have an
older brother or sister tell you this one time or if he or she treated
you bad or good, you just got to get over it and do the best you can in
school that is what I am going to do.
Now I share this with you for two reasons:
- Patrick came to
the group as a student who needed lots of reinforcement. He is a smart
boy who has lots of difficulty reading and writing. I talked with
his teacher and we both agreed that blogging would perhaps be a good
forum for Patrick t to see reasons for writing and begin to experience
success. He has trouble getting down to work. His motor starts a little
slower. That’s OK. He has things to say and when we hear those things
we can help.
- Two educators have already responded and it’s awesome.
You really expressed yourself well in your blog. You know that you can
do anything that you are willing to put forth a little more effort than
maybe what most kids seem to. I know from experience myself. I had 3
sisters and 1 brother and I was not as good in school as them. I have
learned though as time goes on that everyone can achieve and reach
their goal but maybe not at the same pace as another and there is
nothing wrong with that. I think that makes a person even more
admirable that puts forth the effort. Thank you for sharing your
thoughts and I know that you will reach your goal! Keep up the hard
work, you can do it!
It’s wonderful that you are passionate about your education Patrick!
Your goal is within your reach ~ it is all in your hands. I think that
you are very smart. I can tell that by reading your blog.
The sky is the limit. Don’t ever give up on yourself no matter what
your brother has told you. Prove him wrong! Pass the 5th grade and
don’t stop there! Keep going and one day you could be a college
graduate. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Above all else, keep your word
and do your best. I’ll be cheering for you and I bet that all of your
teachers at House will be too!
I know that I am guilty from time to time of asking you to post
on the student blogs but wouldn’t it be more than awesome if Patrick
got LOTS of reinforcement to do his best so if you have a minute make a
connection with Patrick by commenting on his post……..