I had an interesting conversation with two students last Friday. They were telling me how this other class was and how students in there had it made. A friend had told them all about it. And they bought it like an early morning shopper on black Friday.
Over the weekend I thought a lot about our conversation. They might be amazed to know that I know a little bit about the class that was making them jealous. And if the truth was known, buying what they are buying tells me they are shopping at the dollar store.
They are great students and their class is amazing. Students are engaged and working at an extremely high level. The class in energized and fun. It is one of the most outstanding classes that I have ever seen. So the grass is most definitely not greener on the other side of the fence.
What about you, Reading Workshop students? Is your glass half full or half empty? Hopefully you make the most of every day, taking what you have and making it into the best life possible. And when someone starts bragging, they are probably just trying to convince themselves that their grass is greener. Don't buy it.
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