They did it! 100% of the students in my class WILL be heading to 1st grade
So overjoyed and humbled. When my principal brought in the test scores, I was down with the 4th graders helping with MCT2 prep, and she stopped class and announced that they had all passed. Rumors had been spreading for days that they had, but, I wanted to hold the test scores in my hand. I immediately collapsed in her arms and began to sob. While looking at the scores I then realized that not only did they pass, but they blew it out of the water! The lowest score was a 77 and they needed a 70 to get into first grade. This made me so happy and all the hard work, tears, frustration, anger and not so wonderful moments of the year all sudden disappeared. No matter how angry they can make me, that does not matter. All that matters is that they have worked hard, and we have proven what is possible
The best part of having these results in my hand has been making the parent phone calls. I had three students who I was very worried about, and they were the first three phone calls I made. Then all of my students wanted to call their folks, and so we did. And it did not matter how well the student was doing, the results were ALL the same. Parents screaming and some even joining us in crying on the phone.
These students have SO much potential that it is unreal. I can only hope that their teachers in the coming years will help to cultivate that potential and swing them on and above what is expected of them. These babies are so smart and so capable and I am beyond proud to call them my own.