Thursday May 30, 2013

Today was the last day for Student Link students to turn in their work and I don’t know if they all succeeded. Their last meetings for the year are next week, so things are winding down. I’m busy checking in library books and marking tests. I ran a few errands on the way home and then finished reading a great mystery before I it was time to tutor. I even managed to get the review written so tomorrow I can start another book.

tutoring and
marking papers
first strawberries
enjoyed by the slugs
wind chimes dance

4 thoughts on “Thursday May 30, 2013

  1. What happens if a student doesn’t turn in enough work to pass their classes? Will you see them again in the fall?

  2. Well, if they are seniors we do try to insure that they do get everything in, and I believe that is the case with all three of them. The others will, of course, be back next year, so if they don’t quite finish courses, they’ll have to pick up with them next year. But most of them seem to be on track, so it hopefully won’t be a problem. Thanks for asking!

  3. Wow, I had no idea you worked with the same students year after year. It must be wonderful to see how much they grow academically and personally over time. 🙂

  4. Yes, it is wonderful and it also makes graduation that much more poignant. Since Student Link is an alternative high school, students frequently come to us after finding that the regular school didn’t work for them. So many start with us as juniors. That being said we also have those that were home schooled and some of them start with us as freshmen. The students meet individually with our one teacher for an hour a week and otherwise it is up to them to do 25 hours of school work each week. I am there three mornings a week (we are only open 3 days/week thanks to lack of state funds) to assist in any way I can, but it is all up to the student him/herself. I really admire these students for finding something that does work for them and seeing it through. They are an amazing bunch of very different individuals.

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