I love first graders! I had the best Google Meet with a first grader today. I’m currently administering a virtual literacy assessment and H was one of the students on my list. I remember him as a toddler during a parent conference and he’s just as precocious as he was then:)
After we started the spelling portion of the assessment, I asked H how he spelled the first word. H promptly replied, “I sounded it out.” I realized that I needed to rephrase my question so that he would tell me the letters he used to spell the words.
Then, he looked outside and noticed that it was raining hard. He said, “You should go home because it’s raining hard.” I looked out the window and was surprised how hard it was raining. Of all days for my umbrella to be in the back of my car!
I also met H’s cat, who didn’t appear to be too excited about our test. It was particularly timely because H just read a story about a cat that didn’t like to do anything but eat.
Then, at the end of our session, before we signed off, H said, “I love you!” First graders really are the best!