One of the tough things about teaching at an â€œAt Riskâ€ school is the turnover. In the last 4 weeks we gained a new non-English speaking student and lost 3Â (almost 4) students. Iâ€™m rolling my current class to fifth grade next year and came to realize yesterday that out of my current 25 students only 14 will be with me next year. A few have already moved out of our attendance area and had to be issued a variance in order to finish out the year here, and 6 more students will be lost to the new boundaries theyâ€™ve drawn.
One of the students we lost 2 weeks ago has made a reconnection though. I woke up Saturday morning and checked my email and there was a new blog post waiting for approval and some comments. They were from Maija:
*I Miss You All!*
Hey you guys Iâ€™m here on my computer, and I had nothing to do, so I thought, hey I should go on our class blog!!!! So I did, and I started commenting people (if thatâ€™s okay Mr. Crosby?)!!! And I decided to write a blog saying I miss the good times weâ€™ve had together!!!! And I really missed that!!! Like Mr.Crosby said â€œHas any of you gone to a new school?â€ I have and I know how it feels now!!! I was nervous, and scared! But once you get used to it youâ€™ll be fine!!! Thanks Mr. Crosby!!!!
Iâ€™ll talk to you guys soon!!!
I guess it is about the connections.
Connections are messy?