SOLC Day 18: Report Cards

March 2021 SOLC–Day 18
A huge thank you to Two Writing Teachers for all that they do to create an amazing community of writers and a safe, welcoming space to write, learn, share and grow.

I’m in the midst of end of the trimester grading and writing report cards. This year, more than ever, it feels so challenging and superficial to reduce a child’s school experiences to a series of numbers.

Report Cards

Building our classroom community
in the midst of a pandemic
distancing, masks, hybrid class
learning, laughing, growing
Express this all
in a few

©Molly Hogan

We’ve been back with our full class in-person five days a week for about two weeks now, and my students have navigated that as well as everything else that’s been thrown at them this year. They’ve triumphed in so many ways and a number tells such a small part of that story.

To my mind, these kids are unsung heroes, and they’ve simply stolen my heart.

This week’s Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by the wonderful Linda Baie at her blog, Teacher Dance. Be sure to visit and check out the array of poetic offerings!