Thursday, January 12, 2017
Today was student led conferences at Milford, so we were required to be there until 7 p.m. It sure makes for a long day as we do not get a break in between teaching and the start of conferences. Meg came over around 4:30 or so to work on a paper for English. That helped break up the night and I was able to help her when students were sparse. While she worked on her homework one of her fifth grade teachers remarked to me on what a beautiful young lady Meg has become. She had many other wonderful words to say about Meg which were much appreciated. Meg has changed a lot since 5th grade, but only in appearance. She is still the independent-minded girl that she has always been. She empathizes with those that are persecuted by their peers and could never be called a follower. She still loves participating in sports and is a friend to many. These attributes will serve her well in life beyond high school, but they sure can make it tough to navigate those years. Thus, I really appreciated her teacher's words tonight.